John Ruskin: The Stones of Venice - "Venetian Index" - N


103 Nani-Mocenigo, Palazzo

(now Hotel Danieli.)
A glorious example of the central Gothic, nearly contemporary with the finest parts of the Ducal palace. Though less impressive in effect than the Casa Foscari or Casa Bernardo, it is of purer architecture than either; and quite unique in the delicacy of the form of the cusps in the central group of windows, which are shaped like broad scimitars, the upper foil of the windows being very small. If the traveller will compare these windows with the neighbouring traceries of the Ducal Palace, he will easily perceive the peculiarity.

Jan-Christoph Rößler