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Purchased 1843 from exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, by Edwin Bullock, Hawthorn House, Handsworth, Birmingham; (sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 21 and 23 May 1870, 1st day, no. 143); bought by (Thos. Agnew & Sons), London, who sold it that same day to John Fowler (later Sir John Fowler, Bt.) [1817-1898], Thornwood Lodge, Campden Hill, London; (sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 6 May 1899, no. 79); bought by (Thos. Agnew & Sons), London, for James Ross, Montreal; (sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 8 July 1927, no. 28, repro.); bought by (Thos. Agnew & Sons), London, for Alvin T. Fuller, Boston [d. 1958]; The Fuller Foundation; gift 1961 to NGA.

Exhibition History

1843
Modern Works of Art, Birmingham Society of Artists, Athenaeum, Temple Row, Birmingham, 1843, no. 54.
1843
Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1843, no. 144.
1899
Loan Collection of Pictures and Drawings by J.M.W. Turner, R.A., City Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, 1899, no. 7.
1899
Twenty Masterpieces of the English School, Thos. Agnew & Sons, Ltd., 1899, no. 19.
1904
Society of American Collectors Comparative Exhibition of Native and Foreign Art, American Fine Arts Society Galleries, 1904, no. 165, as Venice, the Dogana and Santa Maria della Salute.
1928
Exhibition of Paintings Loaned by Governor Alvan T. Fuller, Art Club, Boston, 1928, no. 46.
1939
Paintings Drawings Prints from Private Collections in New England, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1939, no. 133, pl. 65.
1946
Paintings Drawings and Prints by J.M.W. Turner, John Constable, R.P. Bonington, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1946, no. 17.
1959
A Memorial Exhibition of the Collection of the Honorable Alvan T. Fuller, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1959, no. 33, repro.
1974
Turner 1775-1851, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1974-1975, no. 533, color repro.
1986
Turner, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo; Municipal Museum, Kyoto, 1986, no. 50, color repro.
1989
Discerning Tastes: Montreal Collectors 1880-1920, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1989-1990, 156-160, no. 57.
1993
The Art of Seeing: John Ruskin and the Victorian Eye, Phoenix Art Museum; Indianapolis Art Museum, 1993, fig. 22.
1997
Joseph Mallord William Turner, Kunstforum Wien, Vienna, 1997, no. 93, repro.
2002
Loan for display with permanent collection, Cincinnati Art Museum, 2002-2003.
2003
Turner: The Late Seascapes, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown; Manchester Art Gallery; The Burrell Collection, Glasgow, 2003-2004, unnumbered catalogue, fig. 82, repro. (shown only in Manchester and Glasgow).
2008
Venice: From Canaletto and Turner to Monet, Fondation Beyeler, Basel, 2008-2009, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
2010
La Serenissima : Eighteenth-Ventury Venetian Art from North American Collections, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 2010-2011, no. 50, repro.

Bibliography

1843
Athenaeum 816 (17 June 1843): 570.
1843
Spectator, 16, no. 776, 13 May 1843: 451.
1843
The Times (London), 9 May 1843.
1930
Finberg, Alexander Joseph. In Venice with Turner. London, 1930: 148.
1962
Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds., Treasures from the National Gallery of Art, New York, 1962: 142, color repro.
1963
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 322, repro.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 133
1966
Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds. A Pageant of Painting from the National Gallery of Art. 2 vols. New York, 1966: 2:374, color repro.
1968
Cooke, Hereward Lester. Painting Lessons from the Great Masters. London, 1968: 232, details and color repro. opp.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 120, repro.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 356, repro.
1975
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1975: no. 601, color repro.
1980
Collected Correspondence of J.M.W. Turner. Edited by John Gage. Oxford, 1980: no. 261.
1984
Butlin, Martin, and Evelyn Joll. The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner. 2 vols. New Haven and London, 1977 (2d rev. ed., 1984): 1:no. 403; 2:color pl. 409.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 413, no. 586, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 406, repro.
1992
Hayes, John. British Paintings of the Sixteenth through Nineteenth Centuries. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1992: 283-285, repro. 285.
2007
Warrell, Ian, ed. J.M.W. Turner. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Dallas Museum of Art; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. London and Washington, D.C., 2007: 243.

Technical Summary

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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