STAZIO, Abbondio
(b. 1663, Massagno, d. 1757, Venezia)

Monochromes framed by stucco

Fresco, stucco work
Palazzetto Zane, Venice

Marino Zane, the seventeenth-century owner of the Palazzetto Zane, wanted the vault of the double-height portego - the principal room around which the various spaces of the villa were organized - decorated in stucco work. He commissioned Abbondio Stazio, and a less-well-known artist, Andrea Pelli, to execute the work.

The picture shows the monochromes depicting Amphitrite Transported by the Dolphin and Neptune on a Seahorse, painted by Sebastiano Ricci, and framed by stucco work by Abbondio Stazio and Andrea Pelli.

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