The upper shows the view to the north-west from the Grand Canal to the Baroque church of San Geremia, with slight indications of the entrance to the Canale di Cannaregio to its right. Turner had drawn the scene in detail in his 1819 Milan to Venice sketchbook (Tate D14482–D14483; Turner Bequest CLXXV 87a–88).
The viewpoint for the lower sketch is further east along the Grand Canal, about level with the Palazzo Vendramin Calergi (see folio 35 recto opposite; D31858), looking south-east along the slow curve to the right; on that side is the classical entrance front of the church generally known as San Stae. Turner has labelled it something like ‘St Eschio’, likely an approximation for the saint’s full name, Sant’Eustacchio.3
Undated MS note by Finberg (died 1939) in interleaved copy of Finberg 1909, Prints and Drawings Room, Tate Britain, II, opposite p.1010.
Undated MS note by Bell (died 1966) in copy of Finberg 1909, Prints and Drawings Room, Tate Britain, II, p.1010.
See Jeff Cotton, ‘San Stae’, The Churches of Venice, accessed 21 June 2018, http://www
.churchesofvenice. .co .uk /santacroce .htm #sanstae