Joseph Mallord William Turner

Old London Bridge with Piledrivers and the Thames Waterfront below Southwark Cathedral

?1824

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 98 x 162 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D17845
Turner Bequest CCV 6 a

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, Southwark Cathedral and the south bank of the River Thames are shown; the view continues across the full width of folio 7 recto opposite (D17846), under which the subject is discussed.
More than half the drawings in this sketchbook show the Thames around Old London Bridge, and are likely to date from 1824; see the Introduction.

Matthew Imms
December 2014

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