Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Image View Description:

Interior: View of Staircase

Date:
1515-1560
Location:
Venice (Italy)
Work Type:
architecture
Work Type 2:
painting
Material / Technique:
brick, marble
Material / Technique 2:
oil on canvas
Culture:
Italian
Culture 2:
Venetian
Creator:
Abbondi, Antonio di Pietro
Creator Variant Name:
Lo Scarpagnino
Creator Nationality:
Venetian
Creator Dates:
ca. 1465-1549
Creator Role:
architect
Creator 2:
Zanchi, Antonio
Creator 2 Nationality:
Venetian
Creator 2 Dates:
1631-1722
Creator 2 Role:
painter
Creator 3:
Negri, Pietro
Creator 3 Nationality:
Venetian
Creator 3 Dates:
born 1628/1635, died after 1679
Creator 3 Role:
painter
Creator 4:
Pellegrini, Girolamo
Creator 4 Nationality:
Venetian
Creator 4 Dates:
active 1661, died ca. 1700
Creator 4 Role:
painter
Subject:
The Virgin Appears to the Plague-Stricken, 1666 (right)
Subject 2:
Venice and the Saints Marco, Rocco, and Sebastiano Invoke Divine Help to Overcome the Calamity, c. 1673 (left)
Subject 3:
Mercy Presenting Poor Sick People to San Rocco, c. 1660s (cupola)
Photographer:
Cassy Juhl
Notes:

Looking up the stairwell toward Main Hall from the landing. Right side painting is by Antonio Zanchi while the left is by Pietro Negri. These paintings date from the century after Tintoretto completed his painting cycles for the Scuola, and reflect the arrival of Baroque styling to Venetian painting. Both paintings depict the 1631 plague which decimated Venice and resulted in the building of Santa Maria della Salute, shown in the background of Negri's work. The Zanchi is signed.

Image Source:
Photography by the Media Center for Art History, Department of Art History and Archaeology, © The Trustees of Columbia University
Record ID:
ven_scuola_grande_san_rocco_stair_2