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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Views along the Canale della Giudecca, Venice 1840

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 8 Verso:
Views along the Canale della Giudecca, Venice 1840
D31292
Turner Bequest CCCX 8a
Pencil on cream wove paper, 126 x 198 mm
Partial watermark ‘atman
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Red’ towards bottom centre
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the page turned horizontally both ways, there are three Venice waterfront views here. Ian Warrell has noted the sketches within a short sequence of Canale della Giudecca subjects (folios 6 verso–9 recto; D31288–D31293).1 The rapid, somewhat cursory treatment of the various domes, campanili and other selected details makes precise identifications and orientations uncertain.
As noted in the sketchbook’s Introduction, the Venice views on its early pages are intermingled with German sketches from Turner’s return journey.

Matthew Imms
September 2018

1
See Warrell 2003, pp.179, 264 note 4.

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Views along the Canale della Giudecca, Venice 1840 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2018, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2019, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-views-along-the-canale-della-giudecca-venice-r1196082, accessed 09 July 2020.