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Venice, from the Porch of Madonna della Salute  1835

by Joseph Mallord William Turner

Turner drew on his considerable experience as a marine painter and the brilliance of his technique as a watercolorist to create this view, in which the foundations of the palaces of Venice merge into the waters of the lagoon by means of delicate reflections. He based the composition on a rather slight pencil drawing made during his first trip to Venice, in 1819, but the pa...
36 x 48 1/8 in. (91.4 x 122.2 cm)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art