The drawings were made with the page turned horizontally. Finberg later annotated his basic 1909 Inventory entry (‘Buildings from canal’): ‘R. d. Schiavoni, lkg twds Ducal Pal. & Salute’.1 These familiar elements are seen in the lower drawing, looking west off the Riva degli Schiavoni towards the Bacino waterfront, with the campanile of San Marco (St Mark’s) at the centre and the dome of Santa Maria della Salute beyond the masts at the left; compare aspects of the scene shown for example on folios 7 recto and verso (D31803–D31804).
It is unclear precisely how the slighter sketch or sketches at the top (outer) edge relate to the lower view; the campanile seems to be shown again towards the left, and the prospect is likely again westwards along the Riva or the quays continuing away from the centre of the city.
Undated MS note by Finberg (died 1939) in interleaved copy of Finberg 1909, Prints and Drawings Room, Tate Britain, II, p.1012.
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