8 July 2008
Jan van Call the Elder (Nijmegen 1656-1706 The Hague)
The Dogana and Santa Maria della Salute, Venice; and An imaginary view of the Bacino, with a Palladian version of the Doge's Palace
black chalk, pen and grey and brown ink, watercolour, heightened with gold, watermarks IHS above MCMD
5¾ x 8 in. (145 x 203 mm.) and 4½ x 8¼ in. (115 x 210 mm.) (2)
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Palladio submitted proposals for the rebuilding of the Doge's Palace after it was ravaged by fire on 20 December 1577, including an entirely new façade on the Riva degli Schiavone. His drawing for this is at Chatsworth.
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