BORSATO, Giuseppe
(b. 1770, Venezia, d. 1849, Venezia)

Wall decoration

Museo Correr, Venice

With the Peace of Bratislava (1805), Venice was incorporated into the French Empire. It was decided that a new sovereign's residence was required for Napoleon and the viceroy, Eugène de Beauharnais. Once the idea of converting the Palazzo Ducale had been abandoned, the notion was mooted to use the Procuratie Nuove and the Libreria Marciana for this purpose.

The picture shows part of the decoration in the gallery of the Palazzo Reale, executed by Giuseppe Borsato during Napoleon's reign.

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