Venice; With Thirty-two Reproductions From Photographs

Paperback | July 8, 2012

byGrant Allen

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...miss the decline in delicacy and refinement of design, and the increased love of grandiose display. It is the change from the sincere and keenly vitalised art of the early Renaissance to a pompous style well suited to the solemnity and dullness produced under the influence of the Spanish Court. Beyond the apse: First Chapel (of the Trinity); L. wall, monument of Andrea Morosini (1347); again a sarcophagus with Madonna and Annunciation. Second Chapel: R. wall, knightly tomb of Giacopo Cavalli--full armour, face hardly seen through helmet: dog and lion. He was general of Venetian troops in the war against Genoa, known as the war of Chioggia (d. 1394). The work is said in an inscription in Venetian dialect to be by Paolo di Jacobello (one of the Massegne); it has the symbols of the Evangelists and two saints (the two Jameses?), with brackets which once supported Faith, Hope, Charity.-This is a noble tomb, still retaining much of its fine colour. L. wall, monument of Doge Giovanni Dolfin (1361), no inscription, but known by the arms, three dolphins; a fine sculptured sarcophagus; centre, Christ, with angels opening curtains (note these), and diminutive figures of the Doge and Dogaressa; at the ends, saints (?) male and female (perhaps patrons of the Doge and Dogaressa); in the panels, L., Arrival and Adoration of the Magi; R., Death of the Virgin, all of which are worthy of close attention. L. Transept. To the R. of the door into the chapel, a modern statue in bronze, of Sebastiano Venier. The door in this Transept gives access to the Chapel of the Rosary. This was once the richly adorned chapel of the great Dominican cult--the Rosary. It now contains nothing but the charred and blackened remains of some very base bas-reliefs of the rococo period,...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...miss the decline in delicacy and refinement of design, and the increased love of grandiose display. It is the change fr...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217904874

ISBN - 13:9780217904872

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