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Palazzo Ca' d'Oro (Palazzo Santa Sofia)
  • Paolo Salviati
    1818–1894
    active: Italy
  • Palazzo Ca' d'Oro (Palazzo Santa Sofia), late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Venice, Italy
  • albumen print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 20.1 x 25.1 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 15/16 x 9 7/8 in
  • Transfer from the Department of Architectural Engineering
  • Not on display
  • S2015.001
Description

Architectural view. The principal façade of Ca' d'Oro faces onto the Grand Canal. It is built in the Bon's Venetian floral Gothic style. On the ground floor, a recessed colonnaded loggia gives access to the entrance hall (portego de mezo) directly from the canal. Above this colonnade is the enclosed balcony of the principal salon on the piano nobile. The columns and arches of this balcony have capitals which in turn support a row of quatrefoil windows; above this balcony is another enclosed balcony or loggia of a similar yet lighter design.