The Rialto, Venice by Joseph Mallord William Turner art print

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28 x 35.6 cm

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28 x 35.6 cm art print featuring The Rialto, Venice by Joseph Mallord William Turner from the National Galleries of Scotland collection. This print comes delivered rolled in a cardboard tube.

The Rialto Bridge was the only way to cross the Grand Canal on foot when Turner visited Venice. He sketched the bridge from many different angles, including from a gondola. This is the view from the north, painted on the spot. To the right is the 16th-century Palazzo dei Camerlenghi, originally the headquarters of the Venetian finance office. The arcaded building on the left is the Fondaco dei Tedeschi, which was once the base for German merchants in the city. 

Joseph Mallord William Turner (23 April 1775 – 19 December 1851) was an English Romantic painter, printmaker, and watercolourist. Turner's detailed, expansive, and atmospheric artwork celebrates the diversity and emotive power of nature and transformed the art of landscape painting in Britain.  He was born in Covent Garden, the son of a barber, and exhibited his earliest sketches in his father's shop before studying at the Royal Academy Schools. Turner then became the youngest ever full member of the Royal Academy in 1802.