Collectors & Heritage
The Sagredo family included many art collectors.
We can find a witness of these masterpieces thanks to the detailed inventories compiled in order to decide on Gerardo Sagredo’s heritage. For instance, we know that the paintings were so many that they had to be disposed in four rows to allow their exposition, classified by size in order to favour the observation.
Stucco works, sculptures, books, printings and other works which are still in the palace or which left a trace here are really numerous: throughout the centuries many works and pieces of the Sagredo’s precious collection were sold, moved or lost, and only through these inventories we can reconstruct each one’s path, besides the commitment and value.
Among the members of this family we mention in particular Nicolò, Zaccaria and Agostino, who devoted their whole life to art with attention and passion.