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Venice receives the Gifts of the Sea from Neptune

Giambattista Tiepolo, Venice receives the Gifts of the Sea from Neptune, 1745, Venice, Palazzo Ducale.

The Hall, entirely rebuilt following the fire of 1574 on a project by Andrea Palladio, continues the celebrating the history of the city started with the Scala d'Oro with works by Tintoretto on the ceiling and by Titian. In the painting by Giambattista Tiepolo, Venice is a richly dressed woman to whom Neptune offers gold and jewels as a gift: its prosperity and greatness are therefore the result of the Sea. The work was originally inserted on the ceiling, while today it is exposed on an easel, so that you can fully appreciate its wonderful colors.

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