Venice: La Cour du Palais Ducal - Corte Del Palazzo Ducale
Der Hof des La Cour du Palais Ducal The Court-yard
herzoglichen Pallastes. Corte Del Palazzo Ducale of the Ducal Palace
Copper etching by Aliprandi after Chilone, ca 1820. Published in Milan by Pietro e Giuseppe Vallardi. Attractive modern hand-coloring. Very wide margins.
Image size: 13.5 x 21 cm ( 5.3 x 8.3 ")
Page size: 26.9 x 36.5 cm ( 10.5 x 14.3 ")
Piazza San Marco, or Saint Mark's Square; aristocracy; "the drawing room of Europe" (a quote attributed to Napoleon); Basilica; Campanile di San Marco, the Basilica's bell tower; two 12th-century columns: Venice's two patron saints: Saint Mark in the form of a winged lion, and Saint Teodoro (Theodore); architectural style encompasses Byzantine, Islamic, and Western European influences; Horses of San Marco, brought back from Constantinople during the 4th Crusade; La Giustizia; Doges' Palace (Palazzo Ducale); Cardinal Domenico Grimani;