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Churches >  Church of San Sebastiano
Nativity

Author: Paolo Caliari known as Veronese
Century: XVI°
DATE: 1559-1560 POSITION: organ (on map n°14) METHOD: oil painting

In October of 1558 Bernardo Torlioni commissioned the organ to Alessandro Visentin and the relative trunk to maestro Domenico from Treviso, who made an effort to specifically execute it as designed by Paolo Veronese. The maestros Francesco Fiorentino and Bartolomeo Bolognese were later assigned to take care of the gilding.

The organ structure was called to balance the archbishop Livio Podacataro's huge sepulchre designed by Jacopo Sansovino that was being realised on the opposite wall.

Between 1559 and 1560 Paolo Veronese paints, also with the Nativity, the large organ doors that represent the Presentation at the Temple when closed and display the Pool of Bethesda when open.

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