20 Camerlenghi, Palace of the
A graceful work of the early Renaissance (1525) passing into Roman Renaissance. Its details are inferior to most of the work of the school. The "Camerlenghi," properly "Camerlenghi di Comune," were the three officers or ministers who had care of the administration of public expenses.
21 Cappello, Palazzo
at St. Aponal.
22 Carita, Church of the
Once an interesting Gothic church of the fourteenth century, lately defaced, and applied to some of the usual important purposes of the modern Italians. The effect of its ancient facade may partly be guessed at from the picture of Canaletto, but only guessed at; Canaletto being less to be trusted for renderings of details, than the rudest and most ignorant painter of the thirteenth century.
23 Carmini, Church of the
A most interesting church, of later thirteenth century work, but much altered and defaced. Its nave, in which the early shafts and capitals of the pure truncate form are unaltered, is very fine in effect; its lateral porch is quaint and beautiful, decorated with Byzantine circular sculptures, and supported on two shafts whose capitals are the most archaic examples of the pure Rose form that I know in Venice.
24 Cassiano, Church of St.
This church must on no account be missed, as it contains three Tintorets, of which one, the "Crucifixion," is among the finest in Europe. There is nothing worth notice in the building itself, except the jamb of an ancient door (left in the Renaissance building, facing the canal), which has been given among the examples of Byzantine jambs; and the traveller may therefore devote his entire attention to the three pictures in the chancel.
25 Cattarina, Church of St.
said to contain a chef-d'oeuvre of Paul Veronese, the "Marriage of St. Catherine." I have not seen it.
26 Cavalli, Palazzo
opposite the Academy of Arts.
27 Cavalli, Palazzo
Good Gothic, founded on the Ducal Palace, circa 1380. The capitals of the first story are remarkably rich in the deep fillets at the necks. The crests, heads of sea-horses, inserted between the windows, appear to be later, but are very fine of their kind.
28 Cicogna, Palazzo
at San Sebastiano,
29 Clemente, Church of St.
On an island to the south of Venice, from which the view of the city is particularly beautiful. See "Scalzi."
30 Contarini, Porta di Ferro, Palazzo
near the Church of St. John and Paul,
31 Contarini (delle Figure), Palazzo
on the Grand Canal,.
32 Contarini Fasan, Palazzo
The richest work of the fifteenth century domestic Gothic in Venice, but notable more for riches than excellence of design. In one respect, however, it deserves to be regarded with attention, as showing how much beauty and dignity may be bestowed on a very small and unimportant dwelling-house by Gothic sculpture. Foolish criticisms upon it have appeared in English accounts of foreign buildings, objecting to it on the ground of its being "ill-proportioned;" the simple fact being, that there was no room in this part of the canal for a wider house, and that its builder made its rooms as comfortable as he could, and its windows and balconies of a convenient size for those who were to see through them, and stand on them, and left the "proportions" outside to take care of themselves; which indeed they have very sufficiently done; for though the house thus honestly confesses its diminutiveness, it is nevertheless one of the principal ornaments of the very noblest reach of the Grand canal, and would be nearly as great a loss, if it were destroyed, as the Church of La Salute itself.
33 Corner della Ca' grande, Palazzo
on the Grand Canal.
34 Corner della Regina, Palazzo
A late Renaissance building of no merit or interest.
35 Corner Spinelli, Palazzo
on the Grand Canal.
36 Correr, Raccolta
[Carpaccio's portrait-study of the two ladies with their pets is the most interesting piece of his finished execution existing in Venice. The Visitation, slight but lovely. The Mantegna? or John Bellini? (the Transfiguration), of the most pathetic interest. And there are many other curious and some beautiful minor pictures. 1877.]