Exhibition in Venice Highlights Legendary Doge Figure

“The Serenissimo Prince. History and Stories of Dogi and Dogaresse” is an exhibition currently on view at Venice’s Doge Palace.

In the renovated spaces of the Doge’s Apartments, the exhibition features works from the prestigious collections of the Museo Correr, including paintings, sculptures, manuscripts, coins, medals and prints, to trace the historical evolution of the powerful figure of the Doge, leader of the Venice Republic for 1,000 years, and of the world it represents, a world that collapsed in 1797, with the end of the Serenissima.

The itinerary begins with three important pictorial representations of the Lion of St. Mark - symbol of the city and its power for centuries - by Jacobello del Fiore (1415), Donato Veneziano (1459) and Vittore Carpaccio (1516), the preface to the beautiful portraits of the Doge Francesco Foscari, Alvise Mocenigo and Leonardo Loredan, respectively by Lazzaro Bastiani, Giovanni Bellini and Carpaccio, highlighting the image of the prince as a real icon of the Serenissima. The Portrait of Sebastiano Venier by Andrea Vicentino closes the series of doges’s portraits.

The exhibition is also dedicated to the figure of the “dogaressa,” the wife of the doge, with portraits of Morosina Morosini Grimani (1595-1605), and Elizabeth Querini Valier (1694-1700) among others.

The exhibition is on until June 30.

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