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The view continues on folio 61 verso opposite (D14432). The Turner scholar C.F. Bell annotated Finberg’s 1909 Inventory entry (‘Distant view of the Campanile and Doge’s Palace’): ‘and the Riva degli Schiavoni to right’.1 The viewpoint is a the furthest east of Turner’s stations along the Canale di San Marco, looking back from off the Giardini Pubblici, with the columns at the entrance to the Piazzetta on the left across the Bacino, the campanile and domes of St Mark’s rising above the Palazzo Ducale (Doge’s Palace) to the left of the moored ship, and domes and towers beyond the Riva degli Schiavoni on the right.
A smaller drawing encompassing the whole of a similar view is on folio 40 verso (D14390). For other drawings made in the vicinity and an overview of Turner’s coverage of Venice, see the sketchbook’s Introduction.
Undated MS note by C.F. Bell (died 1966) in copy of Finberg 1909, Tate Britain Prints and Drawings Room, I, p.514.
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