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Pope Pius VI Descending the Throne to Take Leave of the Doge in the Hall of SS. Giovanni e Paolo, 1782

Pope Pius VI Descending the Throne to Take Leave of the Doge in the Hall of SS. Giovanni e Paolo, 1782

c. 1783

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Francesco Guardi

(Italian, 1712-1793)

Oil on canvas

Framed: 69.2 x 86.4 x 10.2 cm (27 1/4 x 34 x 4 in.); Unframed: 51.4 x 68.8 cm (20 1/4 x 27 1/16 in.)

Gift of the Hanna Fund 1949.187.1

Description

The third scene in the series depicts one of the final events of the pope’s stay. At the back of the magnificent audience hall of Santi Giovanni e Paolo, the doge (in gold and white) approaches the throne to receive his papal blessing, with a line of red-robed senators in his wake.

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Type of artwork: 
Painting
Medium: 
Oil on canvas

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