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The Dogano, San Giorgio, Citella, from the Steps of the Europa

J. M. W. Turner1842

Tate Britain

Tate Britain
London, United Kingdom

'Venice was surely built to be painted by ... Turner', wrote the critic of the Art Union when he first saw this work in 1842. Unlike his paintings of Rome, Turner's impression of the city was not dominated by ancient ruins and the historical past. Instead he explored Venice's unique combination of water, light and grand Renaissance architecture, all of which seem to blend together. Here he is transfixed by the spectacle of the churches of Santa Maria della Salute and Santa Maria della Presentazione, known as the 'Zitelle' (or Citella), reflected in the waters of the Guidecca Canal.

Details

  • Title: The Dogano, San Giorgio, Citella, from the Steps of the Europa
  • Creator: Joseph Mallord William Turner
  • Date Created: 1842
  • Provenance: Presented by Robert Vernon 1847
  • Physical Dimensions: w927 x h616 mm
  • Original Title: The Dogano, San Giorgio, Citella, from the Steps of the Europa
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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