Dining Room

Camillo Mantovano painted the ceiling of the Dining Room, decorated with the fish and birds motifs. The seventeenth century painting in the centre of the ceiling, portraying St. John baptizing the people, is derived from a painting by Nicolas Poussin, conserved at the Louvre, and replaced the painting with the Four elements attributed to Giorgione in a nineteenth century guide. The oval shape is taken up again in the decoration of the pavement in pastellone, a characteristic type of crusted marble floor widely used in venetian buildings of which we have a great number of examples in this palace.

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