Tron a San Staè Palace


Venice: Palazzo Tron a San Stač - 29 kB

General remarks:

Date:around 1570
Architect:influenced by Sansovino
Address:Santa Croce 1957
Current use:IUAV - faculty of architecture
Overview map:locate


A rinascimental palace on the Canal Grande, erected most probably by a disciple of Sansovino. Ceiling and wall paintings by the french painter Louis Dorigny are conserved, but are currently in bad conditions due to the use of the palace. A "Diana and Endymion" by Jacopo Guarana does still exist, but a "Apotheosis of Hercules" by the same painter is lost. In the mezzanine, now used for CAD rooms, numerous stucco works can still be found. The casinò, famous when Cecilia Tron lived there, has been destroyed in the 19th century, but parts of the garden remain. When the Tron died out in 1800, the inventory was dispersed.

Additional pictures:

rear façade and garden of Ca'Tron
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Bassi (1976) pp. 190s, 201, 308, 354, 434, 484, 566
Pasian, Alesio: Per un catalogo di Louis Dorigny, in: Arte in Friuli 18.1999, (pp. 9-38), p. 20

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