Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sailing Boats on the River Thames with London Bridge and Southwark Cathedral Beyond

c.1807–14

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 69 x 112 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08338
Turner Bequest CXXII 35

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the main part of this slight sketch is on folio 34 verso opposite (D08337), showing London Bridge and Southwark Cathedral. The towers on this page are St Olave’s Church with a shot tower to its right; neither survives.

Matthew Imms
September 2013

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