J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Group of Venetian Fishing Boats, Perhaps off the Riva degli Schiavoni 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 7 Verso:
A Group of Venetian Fishing Boats, Perhaps off the Riva degli Schiavoni 1819
D14501
Turner Bequest CLXXVI 7a
Pencil on white wove paper, 111 x 184 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Though shown in isolation, these Venetian boats may have been observed in the Bacino off the Riva degli Schiavoni, the viewpoint for a series of views on adjacent pages. There are other studies of boats on folios 10 verso and 17 recto (D14507, D14519), and on folio 90 verso (D14652; Turner Bequest CLXXVI 86a).
Technical notes:
The glue used to repair a 35 mm tear to the bottom edge has darkened considerably. There is a prominent crease running across from the top of the tear.

Matthew Imms
March 2017

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘A Group of Venetian Fishing Boats, Perhaps off the Riva degli Schiavoni 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2017, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, July 2017, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-group-of-venetian-fishing-boats-perhaps-off-the-riva-degli-r1186236, accessed 18 June 2024.