Joseph Mallord William Turner

Figures with a Gondola, Moored Sailing Boats and a Venice Waterfront, Perhaps the Riva degli Schiavoni around the Pietà

1840

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 89 × 149 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D32425
Turner Bequest CCCXX 83

Catalogue entry

Folios 82 verso–87 recto (D32424–D32433), all drawn with the pages turned horizontally, form a brief sequence of views around the Bacino. Perhaps from the same vantage point as the view north to the Molo and Piazzetta on folio 82 verso opposite (D32424), this one, dominated by small boats and figures in the foreground, may be north-eastwards along the Riva degli Schiavoni waterfront, with slight indications of the pediment of the Pietà church left of the centre.
The verso (D32425) shows a clearer view of churches not far west of the Pietà.

Matthew Imms
September 2018

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