Description Much of the stately ritual and pomp so central to public life in Venice took place against the backdrop of the palace of the doge, the elected, chief magistrate of the Venetian Republic. Here, he receives ambassadors in the Sala del Collegio, a luxurious salon with splendid 16th-century paintings by Veronese and Tintoretto. Canaletto was the most important townscape painter of the 18th century, but he rarely painted interiors. This view is based on one of his 12 compositions drawn for an engraved series on the ceremonies associated with Doge Alvise Mocenigo IV, elected in 1763. Francesco Guardi painted a series based on these compositions, and there are additional paintings by other unidentified hands of individual views. For more information on this painting, please see Federico Zeri's 1976 catalogue no. 447, pp. 556-558.
|12/31/1969||Examination||examined for condition|
|6/07/1938||Treatment||coated; filled; inpainted; reconstructed; varnish removed or reduced|
- Tiepolo Unveiled: The Restoration of a Masterpiece. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1996.
Provenance Rozi Parczewskiej, 1855 (?) [mode of acquisition unknown] [name and date written on reverse]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, prior to 1922 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Transcription] In ink on reverse: Rozi Parczewskiej 1855
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, before 1922
Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License