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Bell was correct in his Padua identification, with the Palazzo della Ragione, Padua’s town hall, seen on the right and the Piazza della Frutta (alternatively Piazza dei Frutti) in the foreground, looking east. The medieval Torre degli Anziani, rising at the centre, has since lost its cupola. The Torre del Bo, further off in the centre, is now even more truncated.
For other Padua views, see under folio 35 recto (D14380).
Undated MS note by C.F. Bell (died 1966) in copy of Finberg 1909, Tate Britain Prints and Drawings Room, I, p.513.
Undated MS note by Bell (before 1936) in copy of A.J. Finberg, In Venice with Turner, London 1930, Prints and Drawings Study Room, British Museum, London, p.[?]163, as transcribed by Ian Warrell (undated notes, Tate catalogue files).