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01 Painting of the Canals of Venice by the artists of their time, with foot notes. #47

Noel Georges Bouvard, (French, 1912–1975) The Doge's Palace and the columns of St. Theodore and the Lion of Venice Oil on canvas 50 x 65 cm. (19.7 x 25.6 in.) Private collection
Theodore and the Lion refers to the two columns outside the Palazzo Ducale, named after two patron saints of Venice.

The Column of the Lion and the Column of St. Theodore of Amasea, now located in Piazzetta San Marco, are examples of works coming from the East. They come out of the Venetian participation in the Crusades, concluding in the Sack of Constantinople in 1204. While their origins are uncertain, they represent the city as major landmarks in the region of the Doge’s Palace. The columns themselves seem to come from Constantinople. The Lion of Venice is an ancient bronze winged lion sculpture in the Piazza San Marco. It came to symbolize the city — as well as one of its patron saints, St Mark — after its arrival there in the 12th century. The sculpture surmounts one of two large granite columns in the Squa…

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