Campanile of San Marco, upper facade of the Biblioteca Sansoviniana, and ancient granite column in the Piazzetta, Venice

RIBApix ref no RIBA27091
Artist/PhotographerDeakin, Ralph (1888-1952)
CountryItaly
CityVenice
Image Date1930
ViewExterior
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceDK/I/663 (DKN/I/841)
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Ralph Deakin / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The campanile was first built in 888-912 and completed in 1156-1173. It was subsequently restored, the last time in 1511-1514. It collapsed on 14 July 1902 and an exact reproduction was erected, opening on 25 April 1912. The column is one of the two brought to Venice from the East and erected at the water's edge in the Piazzetta San Marco in the 12th century.

Subject tags

belfries, bell towers, columns