Marcello Sangiantoffetti Palace


Venice: Palazzo Marcello Sangiantoffetti - 20 kB

General remarks:

Date:around 1540-1560
Architect:Jacopo Sansovino (?)
Address:Dorsoduro 1075
Current use:University
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The palace known today as Ca'Bembo dates from the 16th century. Especially the corner bossage, getting irregular in the upper zone of the mezzanine and corresponding exactly with the bossage of the portal, is remarkable. Tintoretto had painted the fields between the single windows with mythological scenes were described by Anton Maria Zanetti in his work on venetian frescoes from 1771, but are completely destroyed today. In 1763, the palace was damaged by a fire. Ceiling frescoes from the late 18th/early 19th century are conserved inside.
According to an essay by A. Foscari, Jacopo Sansovino was the author of a remodeling of the gothic predecessor palace.

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Bassi (1976) pp. 484, 507, 512-513, 564
Foscari, Antonio: "La veneranda habitazione dei dogi Barbarighi, rifatta poi sul modello del Sansovino" , in: Venezia arti, 11.1997(1998), pp. 35-42


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