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Palazzo Pesaro, Venezia

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Venice (made)

  • Date:

    1913 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    MacDonald, William Alister (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil and watercolour

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case WD, shelf 41

Physical description

Watercolour view of a ornate Venetian Palazzo, with a gondola in the foreground, mounted on card.

Place of Origin

Venice (made)


1913 (made)


MacDonald, William Alister (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil and watercolour

Marks and inscriptions

Palazzo Pesaro - Venezia
picture title; Front, bottom right; Handwriting; Pen and ink

W. Alister Macdonald - 1913
Signature; date; handwriting; Pen and ink

Palazzo Pesaro. Grand Canal. Venice
picture title; Back of card mount, top left.; handwriting; pencil


Height: 29.1 cm, Width: 35 cm

Object history note

This picture was bought by J.J. Brown from the Little Gallery, London in 1915. At some stage later the artist tried unsuccesfully to buy it back from Mrs Hunter, J.J. Brown's daughter, in order to bequeath it to the V&A. The present donor honoured this wish.

Descriptive line

Watercolour view of the Palazzo Pesaro, Venice, by W. Alister Macdonald, 1913.

Labels and date

Given by Frances E. Hunter []


Watercolour; Pencil; Paper



Subjects depicted




Production Type



Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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