Church of San Pietro di Castello, Venice: front elevation

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RIBApix ref no RIBA85574
Architect/DesignerPalladio, Andrea (1508-1580)
Smeraldi, Francesco
Artist/PhotographerVisentini, Antonio (1688-1782)
CountryItaly
CityVenice
Subject Date1616
Image Date1700
ViewExterior
StyleRenaissance
MediumDrawing
Library ReferenceSB40[135]2
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This drawing was made either by Visentini or one of his assistants. Palladio was commissioned in the 1550s by the Patriarch of Venice to rebuild the church, which until 1807 was the cathedral of Venice. He prepared designs but the patriarch died and construction was postponed. It was not until after Palladio's death that a former associate, Francesco Smeraldi, adapted Palladio's design for the church and construction commenced.

Subject tags

churches, cathedrals, pediments