Turner Bequest CCCXVI 34
Watermark ‘C Ansell | 1828’
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘1573’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCXVI – 34’ bottom right, and again top left, upside down
Compare the colour and atmosphere, and crowded boats, of a more developed contemporary study, Tate D32154 (Turner Bequest CCCXVI 17), an evening scene from a little closer in and looking further east; the effect of warm and cool banded colours is also seen for example in D32155, D32156 and D32172 (CCCXVI 18, 19, 35) in this grouping.
How to cite
Matthew Imms, ‘The Piazzetta, Palazzo Ducale (Doge’s Palace) and New Prisons from the Bacino, Venice, with Moored Boats 1840 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 2018, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2019, https://www