Duke of Venice

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Charles Miano

born 1977

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Duke of Venice

27 x 21 cms | 10 1/2 x 8 1/4 ins
oil on linen

Duke of Venice, oil on board, by Charles Miano. This work was inspired by the character Duke or Doge of Venice from the play, "Merchant of Venice" by William Shakespeare. In the play"the duke cannot deny the course of law". Venice had laws in place to protect non-Venetian traders, who supported the city's economic well-being.  In the climax of the play The Duke of Venice admonishes the main characters, on the value of mercy.