In 1732 Da Canal wrote that Giovanni
Battista Tiepolo as a youth "was Doge Cornaro's painter
at [the Doge's] San Polo [palace]; he used to supervise the distribution
of pictorial things in [the Doge's] rich home, and . . . painted
several overdoor decorations with tasteful portraits and paintings."
immense portrait of Doge Giovanni II Cornaro
(G-38), painted c. 1715, is now in the Egidio Martini Collection
at Museo Ca' Rezzonico in Venice. It resonates in canvas shape,
pose and color tones with portraits of the Cornaro family's other
three Doges, which were also created for the family's palace
at Campo S. Polo: Tiepolo's own portrait
of Doge Marco Cornaro (B-1), Sebastiano Ricci's portrait
of Doge Giovanni I Cornaro (G-17), and Liberi's portrait
of Doge Proc. Francesco Cornaro (G-19).