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Palazzo Venier dei Leoni- Collezione Peggy Guggenheim

Lorenzo Boschetti, architect of the church of San Barnaba, designed from 1749 on a palace for Nicolò Venier procurator of San Marco and his brother. The palace should have been located in the parish of San Vio on the Grand Canal. The design, showing a mélange of neopalladianism and baroque forms in the tradition of Baldassare Longhena, is bequeathed through engravings by Giorgio Fossati and a large wooden model, today in the Correr museum: A entrance loggia from the Canal Grande, a hall of four columns near the land portal with two lateral staircases, an oval courtyard. In fact, only marginal parts of the building were built due to economic problems of the Venier.



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