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Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the main drawing here is effectively a continuation to the left of that on the recto (D17894), an elevation of the east side of Old London Bridge, the section here being that nearest the south bank of the River Thames. There are notes and numbers concerning the stonework, and details above and below including the Gothic tracery of a window, perhaps from a nearby church such as Southwark Cathedral; see also folio 34 verso (D17893). Compare the arches on folio 2 verso (D17837) and the elevation on folios 32 verso–33 recto (D17889–D17890).
More than half the drawings in this sketchbook show the river around the bridge, and are likely to date from 1824; see the book’s Introduction.
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.358 no.514, reproduced.