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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

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

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 5 Recto:
The Riva degli Schiavoni, Venice, with the Piazzetta in the Distance, and Santa Maria della Salute and San Giorgio Maggiore across the Bacino 1819
D14496
Turner Bequest CLXXVI 5
Pencil on white wove paper, 111 x 184 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Grey’ towards top right, on building
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘5’ bottom right (now faint)
Stamped in black ‘CLXXVI – 5’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The drawing continues across folio 4 verso opposite (D14495). 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 along the Riva degli Schiavoni, this time focusing on shipping in the foreground. Beyond towards the left on this page are the columns at the entrance to the Piazzetta on the Molo. The only other structure shown in any detail is the Ponte del Vin in the right foreground.
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.

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘The Riva degli Schiavoni, Venice, with the Piazzetta in the Distance, and Santa Maria della Salute and San Giorgio Maggiore across the Bacino 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-the-riva-degli-schiavoni-venice-with-the-piazzetta-in-the-r1186231, accessed 28 May 2024.