Paintings in the Chapel of Our Lady of the Rosary, Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (1558-80)
by Paolo VERONESE

The Chapel of Our Lady of the Rosary was destroyed by fire in 1867. The gilded wooden ceiling with its paintings by Tintoretto, Palma Giovane and Leandro Corona, as well as 34 other paintings displayed on the walls were lost. The restored chapel was reopened only in 1959. In the new carved ceiling of the nave, three oval paintings by Veronese, which were once in the deconsecrated church of the Umiltŕ on the Zattere, were inset: the Adoration of the Shepherds, the Assumption, and the Annunciation. The walls are decorated with many paintings from the 16th-17th centuries, among them another version of the Adoration of the Shepherds by Veronese. The ceiling of the chancel of the chapel contains works by Veronese coming from the deconsacrated church of San Nicolň in Lattuga.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 6 minutes):
Franz Schubert: Ave Maria (Hail, Mary), Franz Liszt's transcription


Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
Adoration of the Shepherds
1558
Oil on canvas, 350 x 290 cm
Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice

1121*900
True Color
193 Kb



Adoration of the Shepherds
1558
Oil on canvas, 350 x 290 cm
Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice

1300*1008
True Color
151 Kb



Assumption
1558
Oil on canvas, 910 x 455 cm
Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice

850*1136
True Color
194 Kb



Assumption
1558
Oil on canvas, 910 x 455 cm
Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice

800*1369
True Color
164 Kb



Assumption (detail)
1558
Oil on canvas
Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice

1000*1078
True Color
148 Kb



Annunciation
1558
Oil on canvas, 340 x 455 cm
Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice

1148*900
True Color
195 Kb



Annunciation
1558
Oil on canvas, 340 x 455 cm
Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice

1300*1008
True Color
178 Kb



Adoration of the Magi
1582
Oil on canvas
Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice

1153*1150
True Color
150 Kb



Adoration of the Shepherds
-
Oil on canvas
Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice

1000*1146
True Color
173 Kb




Summary of paintings by Paolo Veronese
Religious themes
1540s | 1550s | 1560s | 1570s | 1580s
San Sebastiano | Chapel of Our Lady of the Rosary
Great decorations
Banquet scenes | Villa Barbaro | Palazzo Ducale | Biblioteca Marciana
Mythological and allegorical themes
Historical and Old Testament themes
Portraits