Joseph Mallord William TurnerLondon Bridge, with the Monument and the Church of St Magnus King and Martyr ?1794

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Title
London Bridge, with the Monument and the Church of St Magnus King and Martyr
Date ?1794
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 280 x 205 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00695
Turner Bequest XXVIII J
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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
London Bridge, with the Monument and the Church of St Magnus King and Martyr ?1794
D00695
Turner Bequest XXVIII J
Pencil on white wove paper, 280 x 205 mm
Stamped in black ‘XXVIII J’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
See Tate D00696 (Turner Bequest XXVIII K), a watercolour based on this study. Finberg notes the present work as ‘Once No.66 in 3rd Loan Collection (withdrawn September 1904)’,1 but this appears to be in error, the exhibited work being D00696.2
1
Finberg 1909, I, p.57.
2
See Ian Warrell, ‘R.N. Wornum and the First Three Loan Collections: A History of the Early Display of the Turner Bequest Outside London’, Turner Studies, vol.11, no.1, Summer 1991, p.47.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; recently laid down on tissue paper.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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