Chiesa di San Giobbe, Venice

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The Church of St Job is a 15th-century Roman Catholic church located overlooking the campo of the same name, known as Sant'Agiopo in Venetian dialect, on the south bank of the Cannaregio canal near Ponte dei Tre Archi in the sestiere of Cannaregio of Venice, northern Italy,HistoryThe church is dedicated to Saint Job. It is one of the five votive churches built in Venice after an onset of plague.In 1378 a hospice with a small oratory dedicated to San Giobbe or Saint Job attached was begun on this site by Giovanni Contarini, on land he owned near his house. It was completed by his daughter Lucia, with the help of the Minor Observant Friars. The oratory was replaced by the present church by Bernardino of Siena, with the financial backing of doge Cristoforo Moro in gratitude for Bernardino's prophecy that Moro would become doge - Cristoforo donated 10,000 ducats to the building works in 1471, three months before his death, and was buried in the church. Work began in 1450, paused until 1470, and was finally consecrated in 1493, as one of the first examples of Renaissance architecture in the city. It was begun by Antonio Gambello and (when work began again in 1470) completed by the sculptor and architect Pietro Lombardo, with the latter designing the present altar arch and main door as well as much of the interior decoration.
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  • This was a peaceful church unlike many of the others we went to. And the outside though plain is pleasant with a quiet square. We did not go inside.  more »
  • A rather non descript church from the outside, San Giobbe (St. Job) was established in 1378 as an oratory and hospice for poor people; it was only in 1450 that the construction of the today’s church....  more »

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