Catalogue entry

507. [N04661] Riva degli Schiavone, Venice: Water Fete c. 1845

THE TATE GALLERY, LONDON (4661)

Canvas, 28 3/8 × 44 1/4 (72 × 112·5)

Coll. Turner Bequest 1856 (? 138 or 139, 2 each 3'9" × 2'4 1/2"); transferred to the Tate Gallery 1938.

Exh. Paris 1953 (86).

Companion to No. 508 [N04659] and like it similar in style to the rather larger Nos. 505 [N02068] and 506 [N04660].

This picture is so thickly painted that it may have been executed over another composition.

Published in:
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984