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Nautica and Marco Polo
The Long Garden
Attributed to GIUSEPPE TORRETTO (1661-1743);
This figure, symbolising navigation, has marine
attributes arranged on the base and the pouting head
under her right foot. Stylistically she can be
compared with other sculptures carved by Torretto for
churches in Venice and the Venetian mainland.
‘Marco Polo ‘ wearing the costume of a ‘Capitano del Mar’ VENETIAN, eighteenth-century; Marble The traditional identification of this figure as ·Marco Polo may be incorrect, and his costume suggests that this may be a historicising portrait of a member of the Morosini family. W. W. Astor described the figure as ‘Doge Morosini ‘. Acquired from the Gatterburg- Morosini sale in Venice in 1894.