Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Ponte Ca’ di Dio, with St Mark’s in the Distance, Santa Maria della Salute, the Dogana and San Giorgio Maggiore across the Bacino, and the Redentore on the Giudecca Beyond


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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Graphite on paper
Support: 111 × 184 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CLXXVI 8 a

Catalogue entry

The drawing continues across folio 9 recto opposite (D14504). Finberg subsequently annotated his 1909 Inventory entry (‘Looking along the Schiavoni, with bridge on right, near “Parochia de S. Giovanni in Bragora,” – “Ponte della Ca’ di Dio.”’): ‘from nr Garibaldi’s statue’.1 The Turner scholar C.F. Bell wrote in another copy: ‘Redentore l. Ponte della Cà di Dio r.’2
On the present page, beyond the forest of masts of boats moored off the Riva di Ca’ di Dio, the dome and campanile of the church of San Giorgio Maggiore is very lightly indicated to the south-west across the Bacino at the outer edge, with the dome of the church of the Redentore on the Isola della Giudecca a little to the right beyond. At the centre to the west are the porch of the Dogana and domes of the church of Santa Maria della Salute.
For other drawings made in the vicinity, see the sketchbook’s Introduction.
Undated MS note by A.J. Finberg (died 1939) in copy of Finberg 1909, Tate Britain Prints and Drawings Room, I, p.516.
Undated MS note by C.F. Bell (died 1966) in copy of Finberg 1909, Tate Britain Prints and Drawings Room, I, p.516.
Technical notes:
There is conspicuous creasing across the lower half of the leaf. The small hole below left of the centre is presumably a manufacturing fault.

Matthew Imms
March 2017

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