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Body cast of human remains from Pompei
Albumen print, 1860s
10/10; 177 x 235
$650.

A cast of one of the bodies trapped in Pompei – found on 5 Feb. 1863 (so indicated in photographer's inscription at bottom left of photo).
  
Cacti, Palermo
Albumen print, c. 1870
9-10/10; 197 x 254, unmounted
$475.
  
Crypt in Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini, Rome
Albumen print, 1880s
Tonality 7/10; 198 x 254 mm., unmounted
$175.

This famous crypt displays the bones of more than 4000 friars and others, buried between 1528 and 1870.
  
Hotel Tiberio, Capri
Albumen print, c. 1860s
9/10; 180 x 240 mm, mounted
$485.

This image, including placement of the figure, is typical of the best of Sommer's immaculate compositional style. The photographer's trademark numbering is at the bottom of the print and the blind stamp of his Naples studio is on the mount.
  
Lava of Mt. Vesuvius
Albumen print, c. 1870s
10/10, missing corner at top left; 284 x 374 mm, unmounted
$750.

Despite missing a small corner, this is a remarkable and rich large format Sommer print and a rare image. It possesses a welter of detail, the two figures initially hidden from the viewer's vision by the convoluted masses of lava. Bears Sommer's atypical simple blind stamp – 'G. Sommer' on print.
  
Preserved bodies at Pompei
Albumen print, c. 1870
9/10; 198 x 251mm, mounted
$550.

Illustrated in- Voir L'Italie et Mourir, 2009, p. 250.
  
Riviera di Chiaja Paoli
Albumen print, c. 1870
10/10; 280 x 368 mm, unmounted
$1500.

A spectacular large-format view looking down at the street activity in the principal stretch of the riviera in Naples.
  
Study at Pompei
Albumen print, c. 1880
Tonality- 10/10; 19 x 255mm., unmounted
$375.

No. 1289. Casa di Cornelio Ruffo Pompei