Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Riva degli Schiavoni, Venice, with the Piazzetta in the Distance, and Santa Maria della Salute and San Giorgio Maggiore across the Bacino

1819

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 111 × 184 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D14495
Turner Bequest CLXXVI 4 a

Catalogue entry

The drawing continues across folio 5 recto opposite (D14496). Finberg subsequently annotated his 1909 Inventory entry (‘View from Riva degli Schiavone’) to read: ‘Schiavoni’.1 In another copy he did the same and added: ‘S. Giorgio Sal & Dog. Mola. [sic] Camp. & Doge’s Pal.’2 The Turner scholar C.F. Bell wrote in another copy: ‘San Giorgio l. Hotel Danieli r.’3
This is a less detailed reprise of the view on folios 3 verso–4 recto (D14493–D14494), looking east from the Riva degli Schiavoni, this time focusing on shipping in the foreground. The slightly smaller scale allows for the inclusion on the left of this page of the campanile and dome of the church of San Giorgio Maggiore across the Bacino to the south, leaving the wide prospect between there and the domes of Santa Maria della Salute to the west truncated; the single dome between probably signifies the Redentore as on the previous spread, but the Zitelle would come between there and San Giorgio.
For other drawings made in the vicinity, see the sketchbook’s Introduction.

Matthew Imms
March 2017

1
Undated MS note by A.J. Finberg (died 1939) in interleaved copy of Finberg 1909, Tate Britain Prints and Drawings Room, I, p.516.
2
Undated MS note by Finberg in copy of Finberg 1909, Tate Britain Prints and Drawings Room, I, p.516.
3
Undated MS note by C.F. Bell (died 1966) in copy of Finberg 1909, Tate Britain Prints and Drawings Room, I, p.516.

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