Artstor has collaborated with the Fondazione Federico Zeri, Università di Bologna to share more than 28,000 photographs of 16th century Italian paintings in the Digital Library. With support from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and Artstor, the Fondazione has digitized these photographs from the archive of Federico Zeri (1921-1998), a pre-eminent art historian of Medieval and Renaissance art. Over the course of his distinguished career, Zeri collected thousands of photographs from museums, private collections, auction houses, photographers, and restorers, also acquiring entire archives compiled by other scholars, collectors, and antiquarians. The archive features extensive photographic campaigns devoted to individual works of art, including details, restoration documentation, and multiple copies of the same painting taken at different times in its history. Many works that are now missing or have been damaged are exclusively documented in the Zeri archive, making it an essential reference resource for researchers and scholars in the field of Italian painting.

Pontormo (Iacopo Carucci), L'Alabardiere, 1500-1525. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA. Image provided by Fondazione Federico Zeri, Università di Bologna.

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