James Anderson Studio

Rome, Italy, ca. 1853-1920 (Photographer)

James Anderson (1813–1877) was born Isaac Atkinson in Blencarn, Scotland, and was an artist and photographer, who moved to Rome in 1838. He became interested in photography in the late 1840s, and in 1853, he opened the Anderson photographic studio in Rome. He specialized in photographs of ancient and Renaissance art and monuments. His first catalog of photographs in 1859 listed 667 photographs of Rome. Upon his death, he bequeathed his studio and photograph archives to his son Domenico (1854–1938). James Anderson’s glass plate negative archives was frequently used by publishers for books and postcards.

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