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glazed terracotta reliefs of the Evangelists, from the workshop of Luca
della Robbia. — Right Aisle. Over the third altar, Paris Bordone, SS.
Andrew, Anthony, and Nicholas. — In the Choir and in the recess to the
left are charming *Ornamentation and Reliefs by Pietro Lombardi; on the
floor, the tombstone of Doge Cristoforo Moro (i. 1471), founder of the church.
— In the chapel to the right of the choir ia an Adoration of the Shepherds,
by Savoldo. — In the adjacent Sacristy: Andr. Previtali, Marriage of St.
Catharine, in a fine oíd frame; Giov. Bellini, Pietá (early work); terra¬
cotta bust of St. Bernard (15th cent.).
Nearly opposite the church is the Protestant House for Boys
(p. 287). — The house No. 968 Fondamenta delle Penitente (Pl. C, 2)
was occupied by J. J. Rousseau in 1743-44.
To the N.E. of the Cannareggio is the Ghetto Vecchio (Pl. D,
E, 2), with its high, many-storied houses, long the quarter of the
Jews, who were originally settled in the Giudecca. The Tempio
Israelitieo Spagnuolo (Pl. E, 2), or synagogue of the Spanish Jews
(p. 289), was rebuilt by Longhena in 1655.
Passing to the N.E. of the Ghetto Vecchio we reach the Ghetto Nuovo
and cross the bridge of that ñame to the Fondamenta Ormesini, a few
yards beyond which we turn to the left through the Calle della Malvasia
and the Calle del Capitello to the aialeleas church of Sant' Alvise (Pl. E, 1;
open till 9.30 a.m.). The choir containa a flne colossal picture of the
Bearing of the Cross, by Tiepolo, and two smaller worka by the same
master, Scourging of Christ, and Christ receiving the Crown of Thorns.
d. From the Piazza of St. Mark to the Rialto Bridge and the
The Mercería (Pl. G, 5), which enters the Piazza of St. Mark
under the clock-tower (p. 297), is the principal business-street of
Venice , containing attractive shops. It leads direct to the Rialto
Bridge. The second short street to the right ends at —
San Giuliano ('«San Zulian'; Pl. G, 5), erected by Sansovino
in 1554. Over the portal is the bronze statue of the founder, the
jurist Thomas of Ravenna, in a sitting posture, by the same master.
Interior, lst Altar to the left: Boccaccio Boccaccino, Madonna enthroned
and four saints. Chapel to the left of the high-altar: Girolamo Campagna's
Dying Chriat aupported by angels, a relief in marble; adjacent, the Virgin
and St. John, bronze statues, also by Campagna; school of Puolo Veronese,
Last Supper. — Good light necessary.
Returning to the Merceria, we soon observe the lofty choir of
S. Salvatore appoaring between the houses.
*San Salvatore (Pl. G, 5; comp. p. 287), erected by Giorgio
Spavento and Tullio Lombardo in 1506-34 (baroque facade 1663),
is surmounted by three fíat domes resting on circular vaulting,
which is supported in turn on square domed corner-spaces. Burck¬
hardt styles it the flnest modern church in Venice.
Right Aisle. On the 2nd altar: Madonna with angels, by Campagna;
adjacent, Monument of Doge Franc. Venier (d. 1556), with a fine figure of
Hope(r.), by Sansovino. Over the 3rd altar "Titian't Annunciation, executed
in his 89th year (1566), in which 'the grandeur attained brings the painter
as near to Michaelangelo in conception aa it waa possible for Titian to come'
(C.AC); the frame is by Sansovino.—Right Transept. In the middle Is
the monument of Catharine Cornaro (d. 1510), Queen of Cyprus, who ab-
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