Sculpture in the Round

Left: The Equestrian Statue of Bartolomeo Colleone by Andrea Verrochio. Left: Moorish figure outside Tintoretto's house in the Campo dei Mori. This is one of several "Moorish" statues commemorating brothers from the Pelepponese who lived and probably traded in Venice in medieval times. Click on images to enlarge them.

Left: Angel with an Elephant by Andrea Verrochio. Left: Madonna and Child on a street corner shrine.

Bas and Alto Reliefs

Neptune on a sea-horse. It seems to have been uncovered in the past and left exposed to sight. A typical Venetian door knocker

The Lion of St. Mark. Note the basilica in the background, and the lion’s paw on St Mark's gospel. In the larger picture you can make out the words, “Pax tibi Marce, evangelista meus” (“Peace be to you, Mark, my evangelist”).

Sculpture on the Palazzo Ducale

Left: Drunken Noah. Right: The Capital on the corner of the Palazzo Ducale facing the Libreria Vecchia (Biblioteca Marciana).

Is that the Goddess Diana holding the moon?

Left: A capital with heads of people from different nations. Perhaps this capital boasts of the commercial power of Venice by indicating those with whom the great mercantile power traded during its heyday. Right: The window at the center of the façade facing the Grand Canal with the Doge and the line of St. Mark.

More of Ruskin's Venice

The first photograph is by Robert Freidus (2020), the next seven by Jacqueline Banerjee (2005), and those from the Palazzo Ducale by George P. Landow (July 1966 and October 2000). You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.

Last modified 28 March 2020