Doge Leonardo Loredan

Venetians delighted in pomp and tradition. Their leader, the doge, was elected to office for life by the city’s aristocracy. Portraits of doges were common, but Leonardo Loredan (1436-1521), ruler from 1501 until his death, was one of the most frequently depicted. Here Loredan wears the doge’s traditional corno ducale, a horn-shaped hat with an […]