View of the Confraternity of St. Rocco, 1750-1753



Gift of John Crosbyexpand_more  P.47.175

Not on Viewexpand_more

Around 1700, landscape painter Luca Carlevarijs became the first artist to popularize picturesque views of Venice. With a penchant for mathematics and perspective, Carlevarijs depicted landmarks from viewpoints at the level of the street or canal so viewers could enjoy a realistic experience of the city. These two prints are from a series of more than 100 etchings of Venetian sites.

The Rialto Bridge pictured by Carlevarijs was completed in 1590, and stands today. An important thoroughfare near the city's great market, the bridge links the two banks of the Grande Canal, and thus the commercial and political zones of the city. Its wide steps and single-span design accommodate busy marine and pedestrian traffic.

As shown by Carlevarijs in his etching of the Confraternity of St. Rocco (Scuola di S. Rocco), paintings were often exhibited on the exterior walls of the building, which also houses the greatest cycle of paintings by Jacopo Tintoretto (1519-94).

View of the Confraternity of St. Rocco
Artist Life
1663 - 1730
Accession Number
Curator Approved

This record has been reviewed by our curatorial staff but may be incomplete. These records are frequently revised and enhanced. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email

Does something look wrong with this image? Let us know

Zoom in on the left to the detail you'd like to save. Click 'Save detail' and wait until the image updates. Right click the image to 'save image as' or copy link, or click the image to open in a new tab.