The Piazzetta, Venice by Joseph Mallord William Turner greeting card
Single greeting card featuring the image The Piazzetta by Joseph Mallord William Turner, from the collection of the National Galleries of Scotland.
A bolt of lightning flashes across the Piazzetta viewed from the Grand Canal, illuminating the Doge's Palace, the side and one dome of St Marks and the arcade of the Marciana Library. The statue of St Theodore, the first patron saint of Venice, and the winged lion of St Mark on top of the monolithic columns, tower above people running 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. This work was made sometime after Turner's second visit to Venice in 1833.
Packaged with a white envelope in a clear cellophane sleeve.