Pal. of the Doges. VENICE. 47. Route. 301
1555); the figures at the sides are by Marco Vecelli. The side
pictures are by Titian's pupils: left, Verona conquered by the
Venetians in 1459, by Giov. Contarini. Over the windows in the
E. wall: Neptune strewing the treasures of the deep at the feet of
Venetia, by Tiepolo. Exit-wall: Arrival of Henry III. of France at
Venice in 1574, by Andrea Vicentino; Doge Marino Grimani receiv-
ing the Persian ambassadors in 1603, by Gabriele Caliari, son of
P. Veronese. Magniflcent ceiling : stucco-work by Sansovino, paint¬
ing by Jac. Tintoretto. — Next we enter the —
III. Atíticollbgio, opposite the Atrio Quadrato. Architectonic
decoration and fine chimney-piece designed by Scamozzi. Opposite
the windows, Jacob's return to Canaan, by Bassano; *Rape of
Europa, by P. Veronese. Also, four paintings by Tintoretto : Forge
of Vulcan, Mercury with the Graces, Minerva driving back Mars,
and Ariadne and Bacchus. On the ceiling, Venetia enthroned (in¬
jured), a fresco by P. Veronese.
IV. Sala del Collegio. On the left, chimney-piece with sta¬
tues of Hercules and Mercury, by Campayna. Over the door and
on the exit-wall: Doge Andrea Gritti praying to the Virgin, Nup-
tials of St. Catharine (with a portrait of Doge Franc. Donato), Virgin
in glory (with Doge Niccolo da Ponte), Adoration of the Saviour
(with Doge Alvise Mocenigo), all by Jac. Tintoretto. Over the
throne, a memorial picture of the Battle of Lepanto (1571), *Christ
in glory (below, Doge Venier, Venetia, Religión, St. Mark, etc.),
by P. Veronese. Ceiling-paintings (considered the flnest in the
palace), Neptune and Mars, Faith, *Venetia on the globe with
Justice and Peace, all by P. Veronese.
'The roof is entirely by Paul Veronese, and the traveller who really
loves painting ought to get leave to come to this room whenever he chooses
and should pass the sunny summer mornings there again and again ....
He will no otherwise enter so deeply into the heart of Venice . — Ruskin.
V. Sala del Senato. Over the throne, Descent from the
Cross by Jac. Tintoretto, with portraits of the Doges Pietro Lando
and Mare Antonio Trevisano; on the wall, to the left, Doge Seb.
Venier before Venetia, Doge Pasquale Cicogna in presence of the
Saviour, Venetia with the Lion against Europa on the Bull (an
allusion to the League of Cambrai, see p. 289), all by Palma
Giovane; Doge Pietro Loredan imploring the aid of the Virgin, by
Jac. Tintoretto. Above the exit, Christ in glory, with Doges
Lorenzo and Girolamo Priuli, by Palma Giovane. Central ceiling-
painting : Venice, Queen of the Sea, by Jac. Tintoretto.
Beyond this room (to the right of the throne) is the Anti-
chiesetta, or vestibule to the chapel of the Doges, containing two
pictures by J. Tintoretto, SS. Jerome and Andrew, and SS. Louis,
Margaret, and George. — The Chapel (Chiesetta) itself contains
pictures of little importance; over the altar, Statue of the Madonna
by Tomm. Lombardi (1536). — We return to the Sala delle Qtiattro
Porte and thence pass through an anteroom (left) to the —