RUSCONI, Giovanni Antonio
(b. ca. 1520, Como, d. 1587, Venezia)

Prigioni Nuove

begun 1566
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Riva degli Schiavoni, Venice

Rusconi was responsible in 1563 for the design of the Prigioni Nuove (New Prisons) in Venice (across the canal east of the Doge's Palace). The rear section of the prisons was begun in 1566 and completed to Rusconi's design, although it was enlarged in 1589 and re-faced with a new block by Antonio da Ponte, facing the Riva degli Schiavoni. The works were completed by da Ponte's nephews, Antonio and Tommaso Contino, in 1614.