View 1 of Lot 212. Looking back on Venice from the Canale di San Marco to the East - After J.M.W. Turner, R.A..
View 1 of Lot 212. Looking back on Venice from the Canale di San Marco to the East - After J.M.W. Turner, R.A..
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 - 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 - 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.

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