Ala Napoleonica – Piazza San Marco
Ceiling of the grand staircase
La Gloire de Neptune

Artist(s) : SANTI Sebastiano
Share it
Ala Napoleonica – Piazza San Marco<br>Ceiling of the grand staircase<br><i>La Gloire de Neptune</i>

The ceiling of the grand staircase in the Ala Napoleonica is the work of Sebastiano Santi who painted this over an earlierb work by Giambattista Canal (1745-1825), The Fall of the Giants. It is surrounded by panels in monocrhome representing trpohies and sea horses. Whilst the central fresco is in relatively good condition, the panels have suffered water damage, scaling and salt stains.
The Comité Français de Sauvegarde Venice (the French Save Venice Committee) has launched a project to restore the building, suported by the Napoleon Foundation.
Previous image

Following image

Date :
Place held :
Photo credit :
Musei Civici Veneziani
Share it