San Marcuola

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San Marcuola
Santi Ermagora e Fortunato
Venezia-Chiesa San Marcuola.jpg
Facade facing Grand Canal
Basic information
Location Venice, Italy
Geographic coordinates Coordinates: 45°26′34″N 12°19′43″E / 45.442754°N 12.328654°E / 45.442754; 12.328654
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Year consecrated 1779
Status Active
Architectural description
Architect(s) Giorgio Massari
Architectural type Church
Architectural style Neoclassicism
Groundbreaking 13th century, 1730 (reconstruction)
Completed 1766 (facade incomplete)

The church of San Marcuola, a church dedicated the saints Hermagoras and Fortunatus ("Marcuola" is a Venetian contraction of "Ermacora") is a religious building facing the Grand Canal and located in the sestiere of Cannaregio in Venice, Italy.

The present church was first erected in the 12th century. Major reconstruction was designed by Antonio Gaspari, and completed in 1730-1736 by Giorgio Massari. The facade was never completed. The church has a large collection of statues by Gaetano Susali, and paintings by Francesco Migliori. It has a Last Supper by Jacopo Tintoretto on the left side of the apse.

For the right side, Tintoretto painted Christ Washing the Disciples' Feet but it is now at either Museo del Prado in Madrid or the Shipley Art Gallery.

Its place at San Marcuola is occupied now by a copy by Carlo Ridolfi.

The church gives its name to the San Marcuola vaporetto stop on the Grand Canal.

Gallery[edit]

Bibliografia[edit]

  • Marcello Brusegan, Le chiese di Venezia, Ed. Newton Compton 200
  • Antonio Massari, Giorgio Massari architetto veneziano del Settecento, Vicenza, Neri Pozza 1971, pp. 51–54