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Palazzo Giustinian – Drawing

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Description

Palazzo Giustinian is a palace in Venice, in Dorsoduro district, and overlooking the Grand Canal next to Ca’ Foscari. It is among the best examples of the late Venetian Gothic.

The palace was built in the late 15th century. It consisted originally of two separated sectors, one for each branch of the family, which were later harmonized through a central section in the façade; these are known as Ca’ Giustinian dei Vescovi (now housing part of the Ca’ Foscari University) and Ca’ Giustinian dalle Zogie (now privately owned). Behind the façade, they are separated by an alley which, through a sottoportego, or portico-tunnel, connects to the central portal.

The Giustinian family sold the palazzo in the 19th century. Since then, personalities such as painter German composer Richard Wagner (who wrote the second act of Tristan und Isolde here between 1858 and 1859) and Hungarian violinist Franz von Vecsey have lived here.

Drawing with thin marker pen on 50% cotton acid free Fabriano paper.
Image size: A4 (11.7 x 8.2 inches)

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