Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Dogana, Seminario and Santa Maria della Salute, Venice, from the Molo

1819

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 112 × 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D14405
Turner Bequest CLXXV 48

Catalogue entry

Finberg subsequently annotated his 1909 Inventory entry (‘Blank’): ‘Not. Some slight sketches’.1 The most recognisable elements in this slight outline sketch are the domes of Santa Maria della Salute, as Ian Warrell noted,2 with the tower of the Seminario Patriarcale to their left and the porch of the Dogana schematically rendered towards the left. The viewpoint is the Molo at or near the entrance to the Piazzetta, looking south-west.
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

1
Undated MS note by A.J. Finberg (died 1939) in interleaved copy of Finberg 1909, Tate Britain Prints and Drawings Room, I, p.513.
2
Undated notes in Tate catalogue files.

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