The Palazzo Corner della Ca’Grande and a Detail its Façade. Click on images to enlarge them.

In The Stones of Venice John Ruskin describes the “Corner della Ca’ grande, Palazzo, on the Grand Canal [as] one of the worst and coldest buildings of the central Renaissance, It is on a grand scale, and is a conspicuous object, rising over the roofs of the neighboring houses in the various aspects of the entrance of the Grand Canal, and in the general view of Venice from San Clemente” (11.297-98).

The Palazzo and its neighbors.

More of Ruskin's Venice

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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.

Last Modified 18 March 2020