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Pope Sixtus IV being shown the cadavers of dead illegitimate children picked out of the Tiber, and deciding to reform the law which allowed their infanticide. Photograph by Ditta Vasari, 19-- (?) after a freso painting.

Ditta Vasari Fotografo Editore.
Date
[between 1900 and 1999?]

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view Pope Sixtus IV being shown the cadavers of dead illegitimate children picked out of the Tiber, and deciding to reform the law which allowed their infanticide. Photograph by Ditta Vasari, 19-- (?) after a freso painting.

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Credit: Pope Sixtus IV being shown the cadavers of dead illegitimate children picked out of the Tiber, and deciding to reform the law which allowed their infanticide. Photograph by Ditta Vasari, 19-- (?) after a freso painting. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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Description

One of the frescoes dated 1477-1481 of scenes in the life of Pope Sixtus IV which he commissioned from an unidentified painter for the Ospedale Santo Spirito in Rome. The incident shown is said to have led to the founding of the foundling hospital of the Ospedale Santo Spirito

Publication/Creation

Roma [Rome] (Via Condotti 73, Via Ludovisi 6) : Ditta Vasari Fotografo Editore, [between 1900 and 1999?]

Physical description

1 photograph : photoprint ; sheet 26.3 x 20 cm

Lettering

Fot. Vasari Roma

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 665018i

Creator/production credits

Stamp of Ditta Vasari on verso of print catalogued. The firm is said to have been founded in 1880

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Language

  • Italian



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