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Altar of St. Anthony

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Altar of St. Anthony

Basilica dei Frari Altar of St. AnthonyThe present altar was built by the Fellowship of St. Anthony as a replacement for an older wood. The design is Baldassarre Longhena, while the execution is by Giuseppe Sardi, as well as attests to the contemporary Vincenzo Coronelli (1650-1718). Four large columns of white Carrara marble frame the statue of the saint surrounded by four angels. On the sides are statues of Faith and Hope, works by Bernardo Falcone di Lugano (1630-1697); above them, on the sides of the entablature, are placed Charity and Prudence by Giusto Le Court (1627-1679).

  • Artwork: Altar of St. Anthony.
  • Artist/Author: Baldassarre Longhena and Giuseppe Sardi
  • Date: 1663
  • Artistic Technique: Sculpture
  • Location: First altar on the right (number 32). See church plan.
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Tomb to Doge Giovanni Pesaro

Basilica dei Frari - Artworks

Tomb to Doge Giovanni Pesaro

Tomb to Doge Giovanni PesaroThe Pesaro family had as his burial chapel the apse of the sacristy, but only for one of them who was elected doge made this grand mausoleum. The project was realized by Baldassarre Longhena, marble statues by Melchior Bartel of Dresden while the two bronze skeletons and the two monsters placed under the doge's throne by Bernardo Falcone of Lugano.

  • Artwork: Monument to Giovanni Pesaro.
  • Artist/Author: Baldasarre Longhena, Melchior Barthel and Bernardo Falcone da Lugano.
  • Date: 1660-69
  • Artistic Technique: Sculpture
  • Location: Left aisle (number 4). See church plan.
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