Joseph Mallord William Turner

Venice across the Bacino from the Campanile of San Marco (St Mark’s) to the Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore; Studies of Boats, Figures and a Horse and Cart


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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 17

Catalogue entry

The inner half, used horizontally, continues the prospect from the full width of folio 16 verso opposite (D14518), to the north and west from the Bacino around the start of the Giudecca Canal. The other page includes the campanile of San Marco (St Mark’s) and the Riva degli Schiavoni waterfront with its towers and domes beyond. Here the panorama is concluded with the island church of San Giorgio Maggiore across the Bacino.
Compare the more detailed panorama from the Isola della Giudecca on folios 17 verso–18 recto (D14520–D14521). For other drawings made in the vicinity, see the sketchbook’s Introduction.
Various annotated studies of dredging vessels, figures and a horse and cart were made in the outer half of the page, turned vertically. For other studies of boats, see under folio 7 verso (D14501).

Matthew Imms
March 2017

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