The Canale della Giudecca and Isola della Giudecca lie south of Venice. This view was drawn from the west end of the Public Gardens, looking north-west to the Riva degli Schiavoni. The watercolour Venice Harbour [M.0726] shows a similar view. At left are the Royal gardens, the Campanile and the Doge's Palace. 1
There is a detailed copy of the pastel, with a deformed butterfly 'signature', by an unidentified artist. 2 This may have confused the history of Whistler's pastel.
Last updated: 11th April 2021 by Margaret