The Grand Canal by the Salute, Venice

Watercolour, bodycolour and pen and ink on paper | 22.2 x 32.2cm | About 1840

Joseph Mallord William Turner

The great baroque basilica of Santa Maria della Salute dominates the the entrance to the Grand Canal. This is Turner’s only work in which he scrutinises its façade close up. The forms of the architecture are established using a pen dipped in watercol...
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