Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Cannaregio Canal, Venice, the Ponte dei Tre Archi and the Campanile of San Giobbe, with the Campanile of San Geremia in the Distance


Not on display

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Graphite on paper
Support: 112 × 185 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CLXXV 86

Catalogue entry

The Turner scholar C.F. Bell annotated Finberg’s 1909 Inventory entry (‘View on the Cannaregio with “San Giobbe” on the right’): ‘Ponte dei Tre Archi’.1 Bell similarly annotated the entry in Finberg’s 1930 In Venice with Turner.2
Looking south-east, the Ponte dei Tre Archi is seen beside the campanile of the nearby church of San Giobbe, with the campanile of San Geremia, a church on the Grand Canal, in the distance towards the left. Finberg noted that this view and a few others on adjacent pages around the north-western end of the Grand Canal ‘complete Turner’s studies of this part of Venice’.3
For other drawings made in the vicinity and an overview of Turner’s coverage of Venice, see the sketchbook’s Introduction.

Matthew Imms
March 2017

Undated MS note by C.F. Bell (died 1966) in copy of Finberg 1909, Tate Britain Prints and Drawings Room, I, p.515.
Undated MS note by Bell (before 1936) in copy of Finberg 1930, Prints and Drawings Study Room, British Museum, London, p.166, as transcribed by Ian Warrell (undated notes, Tate catalogue files).
Finberg 1930, p.53.

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