Along with folio 77 verso (D32414), folios 79 verso–82 verso (D32418–D32424) show various aspects of the Piazzetta, all made with the pages turned horizontally. Finberg later annotated his basic 1909 Inventory entry (‘Colonnade’) for this page: ‘of Doge’s Palace’.1 By now the subject was very familiar to Turner, and here and on folio 82 recto opposite (D32423) he introduces a variation by placing his viewpoint within the open ground-floor arcade of the Palazzo Ducale (Doge’s Palace). For the present drawing he looked south-west across the square to the Molo end of the Libreria Sansoviniana opposite, flanked by the column of St Theodore.
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