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The Campo Santo  1842

by Joseph Mallord William Turner

Venice is radiant, if somewhat shabby, in Joseph Mallord William Turner’s view north across the Venetian Lagoon. The city is to the left and the cemetery island of San Michele (the Campo Santo of the title) is on the right. Lacking impressive monuments, this unimposing locale was not often depicted. For Turner the cemetery, a fairly recent addition to Venice, may have s...

24 1/2 x 36 1/2 in. (62.2 x 92.7 cm)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of Toledo Museum of Art