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Palazzo Balbi
  • unknown maker from Europe
  • Palazzo Balbi, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Venice, Italy
  • albumen print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 19.7 x 24.7 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 3/4 x 9 3/4 in
  • Transfer from the Department of Architectural Engineering
  • Not on display
  • S2015.017

Architectural view of the Palazzo Balbi on the Grand Canal. The palace has two floors, with a mezzanine and entresol, and a symmetrical facade. The lower floor has a large portal in the center featuring a mascaron and tympanum; there are two minor entrances at the sides. The two upper floors are divided intro three sectors by false columns and separated horizontally by a wide frame. In the center are three triple mullioned windows featuring couples of Doric columns and parapets. Between the windows at the first floor are coat of arms of the Balbi family. Under the notched cornice are small oval windows, placed within an elaborated stone frame. On the top are two obelisk-shaped pinnacles, similar to those in the Palazzo Belloni Battagia.