DE CORTE, Josse
(b. 1627, Ypres, d. 1679, Venezia)

Grotesque

1660s
Marble
Ospedaletto, Venice

Giuseppe Sardi was commissioned in 1664 by the merchant Bartolomeo Cargnoni to rebuild the church of Santa Maria dei Derelitti, also known as the Ospedaletto. The church was completed by Baldassare Longhena; the façade was designed by Longhena and its sculpture carved by Josse De Corte.

The picture shows a detail of the carved decoration of the façade: one of the grotesques on the supporting pilasters at the entrance portal.




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