TIZIANO Vecellio
(b. 1490, Pieve di Cadore, d. 1576, Venezia)

View of the Sala delle Quattro Porte

Oil on canvas
Palazzo Ducale, Venice

The Sala delle Quattro Porte (Room of the Four Doors) served as the ante-chamber to the Sala del Senato (Senate Hall) and the Sala della Signoria (Hall of the Signory). The room was designed by Antonio da Ponte. The ceiling, designed by Palladio, is embellished with stuccoes and frescoes, while the walls are adorned with celebratory works that include the votive painting of Doge Antonio Grimani begun by Titian and finished by his nephew Marco Vecellio.