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Hotel Britannia
  • Paolo Salviati
    1818–1894
    active: Italy
  • Hotel Britannia, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Venice, Italy
  • albumen print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 19.8 x 25.1 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 13/16 x 9 7/8 in
  • Transfer from the Department of Architectural Engineering
  • Not on display
  • S2015.005
Description

Architectural view of the 5 storied Grand Hotel Britannia on the Grand Canal. Along the outer walls of the building are fresco pantings to create an illusion of marble carving work and statues. A man stands at the entrance of the hotel. Gondolas float in the canal directly below. To the left of the hotel is a courtyard or garden.