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Palazzo Grimani Marcello
  • Paolo Salviati
    1818–1894
    active: Italy
  • Palazzo Grimani Marcello, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Venice, Italy
  • albumen print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 19.7 x 25.1 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 3/4 x 9 7/8 in
  • Transfer from the Department of Architectural Engineering
  • Not on display
  • S2015.015
Description

Architectural view of the Palazzo Grimani Marcello on the Grand Canal. The facade is tripartite marked by pillars culminating in Corinthian capitals and covered entirely in Istrian stone. The ground floor is characterized by the presence of a large portal to the water box and four windows with triangular pediments. The first floor features an airy balcony with pillars on which rest the slender semi-columns, the second shooting and varied: there, the columns are based directly on the balcony, giving impression of greater compactness. The side openings, surrounded by pillars and capitals, present a lively decoration ribbons and scrolls.