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image of The Dogana and Santa Maria della Salute, Venice Joseph Mallord William Turner (artist)
British, 1775 - 1851
The Dogana and Santa Maria della Salute, Venice, 1843
oil on canvas
overall: 62 x 93 cm (24 7/16 x 36 5/8 in.) framed: 86 x 116.5 cm (33 7/8 x 45 7/8 in.)
Given in memory of Governor Alvan T. Fuller by The Fuller Foundation, Inc.
1961.2.3
Not on View
From the Tour: Constable and Turner — British Landscapes of the Early 1800s
Object 9 of 11

Conservation Notes

The medium-weight canvas is somewhat coarsely plain woven; it has been lined. The ground is white, of moderate thickness. The painting is executed with white paint brushed onto the ground with thick strokes, and probably by palette knife, to create the impasted highlights; several layers of transparent washes were then applied, probably with some use of watercolor in the uppermost layers. The impasto has been flattened during lining; otherwise the painting is in excellent condition. The synthetic varnish applied when the picture was surface cleaned in 1976 has not discolored.

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