Fototeca collections

Geier

Group of photographic albums from the late 19th to the early 20th centuries collected by Paul and Gabriele Geier and bequeathed by the latter to Villa I Tatti.

Voli

Collection of photographic albums from the late 19th to the early 20th centuries, loose albumen prints, stereoscopic pictures, and two stereoscopic viewers from Giorgio Voli and his wife Elizabeth MacGillvray's, bequeathed by the latter to Harvard University.

Di Giampaolo

Study collection of the art historian Mario Di Giampaolo (1941-2008), with some 11,000 photographs, clippings and photocopies representing mostly Italian drawings.

Marchig

Collection of 1300 glass plates negatives and their related prints, documenting the work of Giannino Marchig (1897-1983), especially as a conservator, and showing paintings and sculptures in various stages of conservation. This archive came to Villa I Tatti through Fiorella Gioffredi Superbi, daughter of Geremia Gioffredi, Berenson’s estate manager, to whom Marchig entrusted his archive before leaving Italy for Switzerland. For a description of this collection click here.

Smyth

Photographs donated by former I Tatti director Craig Hugh Smyth (1915-2006). Smyth’s archive, including his study photographs, was recently donated by his heirs to Villa I Tatti, and is currently being processed.

Marcucci

Photographs, drawings and notes of the Florentine architect Emilio Marcucci (1837-1890). This material was bequeathed as part of the Roberto and Livia Papini Papers. It comprises mainly early photographs of Italian architecture and views, and documents Marcucci’s use of photography for his architectural projects in the second half of the 19th century.

Papini

Photographs collected by the architectural historian and critic Roberto Papini (1883-1957), close friend of Berenson. This photographic material is part of the Roberto and Livia Papini Papers and is focused mainly on Italian art of the 20th century.