Turner Bequest CLXXI 29
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘29’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CLXXI 29’ bottom right
The subject of the details in the top left-hand corner is currently unidentified. The study is inscribed ‘Yel’, ‘GB’ and ‘L’.
The four figures across the top right-hand side of the page represent female allegorical figures from the ceiling. The details of the sketches have become confused by pencil off-set from the opposite sheet but identifiable details include the form of an eagle (Moderation), second from the right, and another figure annotated ‘Y[ellow]’ third from the right. This suggests that the sketches record the four corner panels.
Second row, left-hand side is a copy of Sebastiano Venier giving thanks to the Redeemer after the Battle of Lepanto, 1581–2. This painting is situated on the end wall above the dais of the throne. Turner has annotated the sketch with colour notes ‘B’, ‘W’, ‘Q Yell’ and ‘Yell’.
Second row, right-hand side is a copy of Mars and Venus, 1575–8, from the ceiling, which includes the campanile of San Marco in the background.
How to cite
Nicola Moorby, ‘Copies of Paintings by Veronese in the Sala del Collegio of the Palazzo Ducale, 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