The Antechamber of the Sala del Maggior Consiglio

Artist: Francesco Guardi (Italian, Venice 1712–1793 Venice)

Date: ca. 1765–68

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 13 3/8 x 20 in. (34 x 50.8 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Bequest of Lore Heinemann, in memory of her husband, Dr. Rudolf J. Heinemann, 1996

Accession Number: 1997.117.4


A pendant to the painting of the Ridotto, this view shows Venetian officials and petitioners outside the principal council chamber of the Doge’s Palace. The space has been telescoped but otherwise is accurately depicted.