Corner Contarini dei Cavalli Palace


Venice: Palazzo Corner Contarini dei Cavalli - 36 kB

General remarks:

Date:around 1445
Address:San Marco 3978
Current use:Corte d'Appello
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A smaller example of a gothic palazzo on the Canal Grande, which was altered later. Gothic elements are only conserved on the main façade: a six-arch loggia based on the Doge's Palace in the middle and two single tracery windows on the left and right. Inbetween, the name-giving crests with sculptured sea-horses.
Towards the rio adjacent on the left, nearly all gothic elements were later replaced by round arches. Also the third floor and parts of the water floor are from a later epoch.
The interior decorations are obviously even younger. Once the mezzanine constituted the well-known casinò of the N.H. Morosini. Later, the palace passed to a branch of the Bragadin family.
A small neogothic building from 1871, the Palazzetto Tron (Memmo), is adjacent on the right.

Additional pictures:

detail of the tracery windows in the piano nobile
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Arslan (1970) p. 203s
Concina (1995) p. 108


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