J.M.W. Turner’s elegant pencil sketches and watercolours of Venice are so poignant and evocative that the gentle sound of water lapping against gondolas can almost be heard when looking at them.
In this beautiful selection, Ian Warrell employs the very finest examples of Turner’s Venetian studies to either guide your next visit or awaken your memories of trips past.
Join Turner as he progresses through the city, beginning at St. Mark’s Basilica with the Campanile towering above and the coral-coloured exterior of the Doge’s Palace. Drift onward toward the Bridge of Sighs and take a detour past the Hotel Europa where Turner preferred to stay. Travel onwards past the Giardini Reali, the Punta della Dogana and Santa Maria della Salute on your way to San Giorgio Maggiore and the Accademia. Drift away from the bustling markets around the Rialto on the Grand Canal heading toward the Frari and the Scuola di San Rocco, demonstrating the inspiration taken from Venetian masters such as Tintoretto and Veronese.