Catalogue entry

413. [N00540] Venice Quay, Ducal Palace Exh. 1844

THE TATE GALLERY, LONDON (540)

Canvas, 24 1/2 × 36 1/2 (62 × 92·5)

Coll. Turner Bequest 1856 (one of 18–21, 36–40; see No. 383); transferred to the Tate Gallery 1920.

Exh. R.A. 1844 (430); Australian tour 1960 (13); Wildenstein's 1972 (56, repr.); Venice 1983–4 (13, repr. in colour as no. 11).

Lit. Thornbury 1862, i, p. 348; 1877, pp. 466–7; Bell 1901, p. 151 no. 248; Armstrong 1902, p. 235; Finberg 1930, pp. 151, 157; Davies 1946, p. 186; Finberg 1961, pp. 400–01, 508 no. 562; Herrmann 1975, p. 51, pl. 165; Butlin 1981, p. 45.

The Doge's Palace is on the left, with the Campanile behind. The big church on the right is S. Zaccaria.

For the Spectator's comment on this picture see No. 411 [N00539].

The picture is painted on a canvas bearing the third form of the Thomas Brown stamp, which seems to have come into use in about 1839.

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