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This is one of a few paintings of Venice which Turner may have begun in the hope of generating commissions. It remained unfinished.

It shows the lower end of the Grand Canal, with the dome of the church of Santa Maria della Salute shimmering in the afternoon light. Of the pictures Turner painted in his last years, it was his images of Venice that were least controversial and most popular with collectors.

Details

  • Title: Venice with the Salute
  • Creator: Joseph Mallord William Turner
  • Date Created: Around 1840
  • Provenance: Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
  • Physical Dimensions: w927 x h622 mm
  • Original Title: Venice with the Salute
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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