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The Doge's Palace, Venice, in Painting

The beautiful gothic palace in Venice - The Doge's Palace - used to be the residence of the Doge of Venice - the chief magistrate and leader of the Most Serene Republic of Venice for over a thousand years. It also housed political institutions of the Republic of Venice until the Napoleonic occupation of the city.
The first "Castello Ducale", erected under Doge Angelo Partecipazio in the 9th century, was still built of wood. In 976 it burnt down during a revolution against the Doge Candiano.
A new palace was created under Doge Sebastiano Ziani, the important medieval planner of Venice, in 1172-78. The Maggior Consiglio (Great Council) expanded beyond thousand members which led to the planning of a totally new palace. Since then the Palace was rebuilt and renovated not once. http://venice.jc-r.net/doges-palace/
The current palace was largely constructed from 1309 to 1424, designed perhaps by Filippo Calendario.
Piazza San Marco, Venice, in Painting
Saint Mark's Basilica, Venice, In Painting

Canaletto's Paintings of VeniceCanaletto. Arrival of the French Ambassador

In the middle of the 19th century, John Ruskin, author of the three-volume The Stones of Venice, was the first who fully recognized the value of the palace, and a number of nineteenth-century imitations of the palace's architecture were erected in the United Kingdom, influenced by his theories (the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, the Wool Exchange, Bradford, the Wedgwood Institute, Burslem).

Joseph Heintz the Younger. The interior of the Sala Maggior Consiglio, The Doge's Palace, VeniceJoseph Heintz the Younger. The interior of the Sala Maggior Consiglio, The Doge's Palace, Venice, with patricians voting on a bulletin for the election of new magistrates

Canaletto's Paintings of VeniceCanaletto. The Horses of San Marco in the Piazzetta

Canaletto's Painting of VeniceCanaletto. The Bucintoro Returning to the Molo on Ascension Day

Canaletto's Painting of VeniceCanaletto. Palazzo Ducale Riva Degli Schiavoni

Paintings of Venice by CanalettoCanaletto. View of the Ducal Palace

Painting of Venice by CanalettoCanaletto

Luca Carlevaris. Paintings of VeniceLuca Carlevaris. The Reception of the Cardinal Cesar D'Estrees, 1726

Lucien Levy Dhurmer. VeniceLucien Levy Dhurmer

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