The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally. Finberg later annotated his basic 1909 Inventory entry (‘View on canal’): ‘From Mouth Gd. Canal. S. Giorgio in distance’.1 Details are a little uncertain in the left foreground, but the viewpoint is likely somewhere off the Palazzo Badoer Tiepolo (now the Westin Europa & Regina Hotel), with a token indication of the porch of the Dogana defining the south side of the Grand Canal on the right. Beyond, the campanile and dome of the church of San Giorgio Maggiore are seen across the Bacino to the east-south-east.
Undated MS note by Finberg (died 1939) in interleaved copy of Finberg 1909, Prints and Drawings Room, Tate Britain, II, p.1011.