From: Philip Resheph
Date: October, 2000
The Palazzo Barbaro is in the same
style. The Ca' d'Oro is also 15th century - built by Mauro Codussi sometime
between 1421 and 1447. The exterior was compltely gilded in gold -- which
has since worn off.
"Take a look at the gilded
façade (it's called the House of Gold). The Ca' d'Oro is the most
exquisite example of a Gothic palazzo, and one much inspired by the doges.
Originally, in the 15th century, its façade was completely gilded.
Inside, the Moorish courtyard and Mudejar balustrade emphasize just how
Eastern Venetian architecture could be. The interior is now the Franchetti
Gallery, with some splendid Venetian paintings. Perhaps most notable
is Titian's Venus and Andrea Mantegna's St. Sebastian." (Expedia.com)
Special thanks to Philip Resheph
of London, a friend
of the JSS Gallery, for sending me a note and this image.