The Piazzetta, Venice by Joseph Mallord William Turner magnet

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8 x 5.5 cm

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Fridge magnet featuring The Piazzetta, Venice, about 1835 by Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), from the National Galleries of Scotland Collection

A bolt of lightning flashes across the Piazzetta viewed from the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy, illuminating the Doge's Palace, the side and one dome of St Marks and the arcade of the Marciana Library as people run for cover from the rain. Turner conveys both the drama of the storm and the beauty of the Piazzetta with spectacular scraping off and rubbing into the paper's white surface.

Joseph Mallord William Turner, known as J. M. W. Turner, was an English Romantic painter, printmaker and watercolourist, known for his brilliant, expressive colourisation, imaginative landscapes.