Cappello Layard Palace


Venice: Palazzo Cappello Layard - 17 kB

General remarks:

Date:16th century
Address:San Polo 2035
Current use:University
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The palace, renewed in the Renaissance epoch, is based on a gothic predecessor building, as the gothic flower capitals of the first piano nobile loggia with three arches towards the Grand Canal proves. A lateral courtyard to the left of the loggia and the entrance portico towards the Canal Grande, visible on paintings by Canaletto et. al., was closed later.
Sir Henry Layard of Nineveh, archaeologist and scholar, bought the palace in the 19th century and compiled a rich collection of art. Crests of the Cappello and Bembo families can be found on the façade.


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