Giorgio Sommer (Italy, 1834-1914): "Vierwaldstattersee. Tells capelle." Albumen print, 7-3/4" x 10", circa 1890.
As much seascape as architectural view, this beautiful photograph shows a modern-looking chapel in Switzerland, where Sommer began his career in the 1850s. While he spent most of his long photographic career in Italy, Sommer was a native of Frankfurt, Germany.
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