Gaudenzio Marconi (1841-1885) was an Italian photographer who spent much of his life working in France. Records show that before becoming a photographer Marconi worked as a painter. Many of Marconis photographs were images of nude figures. From the mid-1850s, the use of photographs in art schools became increasingly widespread. It was common at this time for artists and students to use photographs as source material for their sketches when live models (or the funds to pay for them) weren’t available. From 1871 the Marconi studio mark bore the title ‚Photographe de l‘École des beaux-arts‘ due to his relationship with...
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