Archivio Banco di Napoli

2013, Printed Later
Archival lambda color photograph

Signed, titled, dated and from edition of 5 on artist’s label on verso.

Available in 3 sizes: 100 x 120 cm. (39.4 x 47.2 in.), 120 x 150 cm. (47.2 x 59.1 in.), 180 x 225 cm. (70.9 x 88.6 in.)

Massimo Listri’s photograph captures the architectural grandeur of the Archivio Banco di Napoli, focusing on the intricate details of the arched doorways that divide the rooms containing archived documents.

The Banco di Napoli, or Bank of Naples, has a rich history dating back to its establishment in 1539. Over the centuries, it became one of the most prominent financial institutions in Italy, playing a significant role in the economic and cultural life of Naples and the surrounding region.

The Archivio Banco di Napoli likely houses a vast collection of historical documents, records, and manuscripts related to the bank’s operations and transactions throughout its long history. These archives are not only valuable for their financial records but also for providing insights into the social, political, and economic dynamics of Naples and Italy over the centuries.

Listri’s photograph captures the timeless elegance and architectural beauty of the bank’s archives, showcasing the grandeur of the building’s design and the meticulous craftsmanship of its interiors. Through his lens, Listri invites viewers to appreciate not only the physical space but also the historical significance and cultural heritage preserved within the walls of the Archivio Banco di Napoli.