Joseph Mallord William Turner

Santa Maria della Salute and the Dogana, Venice, from the Bacino, with the Redentore and San Giacomo on the Giudecca in the Distance

1819

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 111 x 184 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D14516
Turner Bequest CLXXVI 15 a

Catalogue entry

The view continues across folio 16 recto opposite (D14517), where the view is west from the Bacino across the start of the Giudecca Canal, with the Dogana and Santa Maria della Salute. Here the scene continues south-west across to the Giudecca, with the dome of the church of the Redentore and the campanile of the adjacent church of San Giacomo, which was suppressed in 1806 and demolished in 1837.1
The subject relates closely to the more detailed rendering in the contemporary Milan to Venice sketchbook (Tate D14338–D14339; Turner Bequest CLXXV 64a–65). For other drawings made in the vicinity, see the sketchbook’s Introduction.

Matthew Imms
March 2017

1
For history and images see Jeff Cotton, ‘The Lost Churches’, The Churches of Venice, accessed 4 January 2017, http://churchesofvenice.co.uk/demolished.htm#giud.

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