Joseph Mallord William Turner

Boats and Shipping near London Bridge

1820–5

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 108 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07019
Turner Bequest CV 28 a

Catalogue entry

Several boats are sketched here, and a separate view of St Paul’s Cathedral from the Thames at top left of the leaf, while the lower portion has an extension of the view of the river looking towards the cathedral on folio 32 (D07020; Turner Bequest CV 29). See Introduction to the sketchbook for plans in the mid 1820s for a series of London subjects, including the Custom House and London Bridge.

David Blayney Brown
June 2010

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