Joseph Mallord William Turner

Inscription by Turner: Note of a Venetian Building

1819

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 112 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D14421
Turner Bequest CLXXV 56

Catalogue entry

Turner’s brief inscription, ignored by Finberg,1 was written with the page inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation. It presumably relates to the drawing on folio 55 verso opposite (D14420), where part of the Ca’ Corner della Regina is seen in the foreground, and the names of other palaces are noted.

Matthew Imms
March 2017

1
See Finberg 1909, I, p.514, and Finberg 1930, p.165.

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