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Restoration of Cappella Sagredo, with frescoes by Tiepolo, painting of the "Holy Trinity" by Leandro Bassano and the gilded wood throne

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The Amici della Basilica dei SS. Giovanni e Paolo (with funding from the Fondazione Varzi) commissioned preliminary chemical analyses in the Cappella Sagredo, with frescoes by Tiepolo, in the Church of S. Francesco della Vigna. A programme of work drawn up on the basis of these and other preliminary investigations is ready to start. Funds made available by the "Inner Wheel" association of Venice have enabled the Committee to undertake the restoration of a painting of the "Holy Trinity" by Leandro Bassano back in its "home" church of Ss. Giovanni e Paolo. And a project funded jointly by the Amici and Save Venice Inc. and involving the restoration of the eithteenth-century gilded wood throne used by the Doge on visits to the Basilica, together with a processional canopy entirely embroidered with tiny glass beads threaded on fine metal wire, is approaching completion.


Lead Organization / Sector / Office: Amici della Basilica dei SS. Giovanni e Paolo
Associated Organization(s): Save Venice Inc. and Fondazione Varzi