Joseph Mallord William Turner

Buildings around a Canal Bridge, Venice

1840

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 123 × 173 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D31906
Turner Bequest CCCXIII 59

Catalogue entry

This rapid drawing, made with the page turned horizontally, is too slight for ready identification. Elements include a rough grid perhaps indicating heavy classical articulation towards the left, an ogee-shaped or pinnacled gable beyond and a rounded form to the right, with a small bridge below the centre. The view is presumably along a narrow side canal.

Matthew Imms
September 2018

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