Turner Bequest CLXXI 25
Inscribed by James Hakewill in black ink (see main catalogue entry)
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘25’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CLXXI 25’ bottom right
Turner’s inscription for the sketch on the far left-hand side suggests that this is an unidentified work by ‘Palma’, possibly one of the paintings by Palma il Giovane (1548–1628) formerly in the Cappella del Rosario (destroyed by fire in 1867). Turner has annotated the main figure with the word ‘Red’.
Second from the left represents a work by Rocco Marconi (died 1529), Christ between SS Peter and Andrew, still in situ in the south transept of San Giovanni e Paolo. Inscribed ‘Rocco Marconi’.
Owing to the inscribed name beneath, Ian Warrell has suggested this may represent a copy of a work by Bonifazio Veronese (1487–1553). Turner has annotated the sketch ‘1563’, ‘B’, ‘G’ and ‘[?Bonifazio]’.
John Gage first identified the sketch on the far right-hand side as Tintoretto’s, Votive Picture of the Chamberlains Michele Pisani, Lorenzo Dolfi and Marino Malipiero (also known as Madonna of the Treasurers or Madonna dei Camerlenghi) circa 1567.1 Now in the Accademia, the work was originally situated in the church of San Giovanni e Paolo.
How to cite
Nicola Moorby, ‘Copies by Turner of Venetian Paintings, including Works by Palma, Tintoretto and Veronese; and Notes by James Hakewill on Venice 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2010, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www