"Santa Maria della Salute, Venice".

Santa Maria della Salute, Venice, original watercolor painting by Juan Bosco
10 by 6  inches (25 x 16 cm)
Watercolor nº 1257:

Santa Maria della Salute, commonly known simply as the Salute, is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica located in the Dorsoduro sestiere of the Italian city of Venice. It stands on a narrow finger of land between the Grand Canal and the Bacino di San Marco making the church visible when entering the Piazza San Marco from the water. The Salute is part of the parish of the Gesuati and is the most recent of the so-called plague-churches.
In 1630, Venice experienced an unusually devastating outbreak of the plague. As a votive offering for the city's deliverance from the pestilence, the Republic of Venice vowed to build and dedicate a church to Our Lady of Health (or of Deliverance, Italian: Salute). The church was designed in the then fashionable baroque style by Baldassare Longhena, who studied under the architect Vincenzo Scamozzi. Construction began in 1631. Most of the objects of art housed in the church bear references to the Black Death.

Painted with high quality watercolors in a thick paper by Juan Bosco.

Signed: JB ( Juan Bosco, the Painter of San Martin Arts & Crafts).

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