Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Fondamenta Nuove, Venice, with the Ponte Donà below the Campanile of the Gesuiti, and the Campanile of San Francesco della Vigna Beyond

1840

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 123 × 173 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D31892
Turner Bequest CCCXIII 52

Catalogue entry

With the page turned horizontally, the view from the Canale delle Fondamenta Nuove is to the south-east, with the Ponte Donà at the entrance to the Rio dei Gesuiti below the outline of the campanile of the church of the same dedication in the foreground. The slender spire at the centre is that of San Francesco della Vigna. Beyond is the easternmost part of the city, apparently laterally squeezed into the main view and reprised a little more expansively at the top left, including the dome and campanile of San Pietro di Castello. There may be another view in this direction on folio 53 verso (D31895).
Folio 52 recto opposite (D31892) shows the view along the quays in the opposite direction, with the Gesuiti’s campanile shown in more detail.

Matthew Imms
September 2018

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