Church of San Marziale, Cannaregio
Saint Martial in Glory, 1549
Oil on Canvas
Restoration underway in 2017 with funding from the Boston Chapter of Save Venice, and Katherine and David McRae, through the Boston Chapter of Save Venice.
Jacopo Tintoretto’s Saint Martial in Glory with Saints Peter and Paul is housed in the church of San Marziale in the sestiere of Cannaregio. Painted in 1549, the canvas marks the beginning of Tintoretto’s mature period. Last restored in 1959 by Mauro Pellicioli, conservation is long overdue and promises to reveal Tintoretto’s rich palette under decades of grime and discolored varnish.