Doorway (San Marco, Venice)

  • Jose Villegas Y Cordero, Doorway (San Marco, Venice), 1891, oil on wood panel, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the Library of Congress, 1961.5.2

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José Villegas y Cordero spent many years in Venice, painting the buildings and people of the city. Doorway shows part of the Piazza San Marco, the heart of the city’s life and culture where Venetians have traditionally gathered to visit with friends and rendezvous with sweethearts. Villegas used rich colors and an elaborate frame to capture the piazza’s opulent decoration.

Title
Doorway (San Marco, Venice)
Artist
Date
1891
On View
Dimensions
14 3/8 x 6 1/2 in. (36.4 x 16.4 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Transfer from the Library of Congress

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on wood panel
Classifications
Keywords
  • Cityscape – Italy – Venice
  • Architecture Exterior – detail – door
  • Architecture Exterior – religious – St. Mark's Cathedral
  • Architecture Exterior – detail – column
Object Number
1961.5.2
Palette
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