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Chapel of St. Mark or Corner

Basilica dei Frari - Artworks

Chapel of St. Mark or Corner

Chapel of St. MarkGiovanni Corner built this chapel in 1420 and dedicated to St. Mark the Evangelist in memory of his uncle Marco.

The Triptych of St. Mark is signed and dated by Bartolomeo Vivarini in 1474. The beautiful wooden altarpiece that welcomes the work is a typical masterpiece of Gothic art. In the central compartment, St. Mark is sitting on a marble throne, surrounded by angels. To the left are depicted Saint John the Baptist and St. Jerome, on the right St. Peter and St. Nicholas.

The St. John the Baptist sculpture is signed by the Florentine Sansovino and is located on the large baptismal font donated by the family of the Giustiniani in 1826.

  • Artwork: Triptych of St. Mark.
  • Artist/Author: Bartolomeo Vivarini
  • Date: 1474
  • Artistic Technique: Painting
  • Location: Corner Chapel (number 9). See church plan.
  • Artwork: St. John the Baptist.
  • Artist/Author: Jacopo Tatti, called Sansovino
  • Date: 1554
  • Artistic Technique: Sculpture
  • Location: Corner Chapel (number 9). See church plan.
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Chapel of the Franciscan Saints

Basilica dei Frari - Artworks

Chapel of the Franciscan Saints

Chapel of the Franciscan SaintsThe altarpiece depicting the Madonna and Child enthroned. To his right are St. Clare, St. Bonaventure, St. Francis and St. Mark; behind the head of the client: father Antonietto da Venezia; to the left: St. John the Baptist, St. Anthony, St. Louis d'Anjou (Bishop of Toulouse) and Saint Andrew.

  • Artwork: Madonna and Child with Saints.
  • Artist/Author: Bernardino Licinio
  • Date: 1524
  • Artistic Technique: Painting
  • Location: Chapel of the Franciscan Saints (number 12). See church plan.

The painting of the martyrs of the Franciscan represents the first five Franciscan martyrs: Bernard, Peter, Accursio, Adiuto and Ottone martyred in Morocco.

  • Artwork: The first martyrs of the Franciscan.
  • Artist/Author: Bernardino Licinio
  • Date: 16th century
  • Artistic Technique: Painting on panel
  • Location: Chapel of the Franciscan Saints (number 12). See church plan.
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