Biography: James Anderson was a British-born painter, sculptor (usually in bronze) and photographer. He studied painting in Paris before moving to Rome in 1838. Anderson was a member of the famous Caffé Greco circle' of early artists and photographers in Rome, which included Count Flacheron and Giacomo Caneva. Anderson himself became well- known for his views of both Rome, and the classical sculpture found in its environs. His early commercial prints often bear the blindstamp of the editor, J Spithover and his frequent use of albumen-on-glass negatives is distinctive. In later years, his son, Domenico, took over the family business.