Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
The Doge Visits Sta. Maria della Salute
Giovanni Battista Brustolon, Italian, 1712 - 1796. After a drawing by Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal), Italian (active Venice, Rome, and England), 1697 - 1768.
Currently not on view
|The Muriel and Philip Berman Gift, acquired from the John S. Phillips bequest of 1876 to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, with funds contributed by Muriel and Philip Berman, gifts (by exchange) of Lisa Norris Elkins, Bryant W. Langston, Samuel S. White 3rd and Vera White, with additional funds contributed by John Howard McFadden, Jr., Thomas Skelton Harrison, and the Philip H. and A.S.W. Rosenbach Foundation, 1985|
LabelEach year on November 21 Venice celebrates the Festival of La Salute, commemorating the end of a plague that devastated the city in 1630. On this occasion, a temporary bridge made of wooden planks and boats strung together is erected across the Grand Canal. The bridge leads to the church of Santa Maria della Salute (literally Saint Mary of Health), constructed in the seventeenth century to give thanks to the Virgin Mary for saving the city from the plague.