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212

English School, 19th Century

Looking back on Venice from the Canale di San Marco to the East - After J.M.W. Turner, R.A.

Estimate:

800

to
- 1,200 GBP

English School, 19th Century

English School, 19th Century

Looking back on Venice from the Canale di San Marco to the East - After J.M.W. Turner, R.A.

Looking back on Venice from the Canale di San Marco to the East - After J.M.W. Turner, R.A.

Estimate:

800

to
- 1,200 GBP

Lot sold:

1,008

GBP

English School, 19th Century

Looking back on Venice from the Canale di San Marco to the East - After J.M.W. Turner, R.A. 


Watercolour, heightened with pen and ink, unframed 

256 by 330 mm.

The colours have remained well preserved, here, although the paper has darkened a little from contact with light. There are one or two nics to the paper, visible in the sky - these are very minor. The work is laid down and its edges (hidden by the present mount), have the residue of an old mount. This work is sold unframed. 


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

This work is derived from a composition that Turner created during his 1840 trip to Venice, a watercolour which is now held at Tate, Britain.1 It may have been painted by a member of John Ruskin's circle. On Turner's death in 1851, Ruskin was appointed an executor and was responsible for organising the artist's bequest of his studio contents to the Nation. Ruskin is known to have encouraged his pupils to make studies after the late artist's work.


We are grateful to Colin Harrison for his help when cataloguing this work.


1. Tate Britain, Turner Bequest CCCXVI 18