Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Rio di San Moisè, Venice, with the Dogana in the Distance beyond the Grand Canal

1840

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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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
D31813
Turner Bequest CCCXIII 12

Catalogue entry

With the page turned horizontally, the view is south along the Rio di San Moisè to its opening at the entrance to the Grand Canal, with the porch of the Dogana on the far side. The buildings on the left have been replaced by the frontage of a large modern hotel in a simplified Venetian palazzo idiom, and there appears to be no trace of what Turner seems to label the ‘Ponte Eramo’ in the foreground.
There is another view in the same direction from further north on folio 11 recto (D31811).

Matthew Imms
September 2018

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