Joseph Mallord William Turner Venetian Festival c.1845

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Artist
Title
Venetian Festival
Date c.1845
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 724 x 1133 mm
frame: 1000 x 1410 x 75 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
N04659
On loan to Turner Contemporary (Margate, UK)

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This is one of a pair of paintings of Venetian festivals which were probably produced in the mid-1840s. This painting is probably not finished and was not exhibited. The shallow landscape format is typical of Turner’s late Venetian subjects.

February 2010

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