Ruskin’s discussion of Byzantine palaces in the second volume of The Stones of Venice points out that “only the great central arcades remain on this building” (10.146n). In their introduction to the volume the editors point out that Rawdon Brown, a close friend of Ruskin, lived in the Palazzo Businello during Ruskin’s stay in Venice during the 1850s. Click on images to enlarge enlarge them.

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Ruskin, John. The Works. Ed. E. T. Cook and Alexander Wedderburn. “The Library Edition.” 39 vols. London: George Allen,1903-1912.

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