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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Copy of Tintoretto's 'Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes' in the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 27 Recto:
Copy of Tintoretto’s ‘Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes’ in the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice 1819
D13909
Turner Bequest CLXXI 27
Pencil on white wove paper, approximately 62 x 88 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘27’ top right, ascending right-hand edge
Stamped in black ‘CLXXI 27’ top right, ascending right-hand edge
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
During his 1819 stay in Venice, Turner made a particular study of the famous cycle of paintings by Tintoretto (1518–94) in the Scuola Grande di San Rocco. Ian Warrell has identified the schematic study on this partial sketchbook page as the Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes circa 1578–81, from the upper floor.1 Further sketches relating to the Scuola Grande and Chiesa di San Rocco can be seen on folios 23 verso, 24 verso, 25 verso–26 verso and 29 verso–30 verso (D13902, D13904, D13906–D13908 and D13914–D13916).

Nicola Moorby
March 2010

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Copy of Tintoretto’s ‘Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes’ in the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2010, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-copy-of-tintorettos-miracle-of-the-loaves-and-fishes-in-the-r1138727, accessed 02 March 2021.