Joseph Mallord William Turner

Shipping in the Pool of London off the Custom House; and Two Further Views

c.1825

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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
D07073
Turner Bequest CV 61 a

Catalogue entry

On the left of the leaf there is an extension, drawn with the sketchbook inverted, of the view of the Thames off the Custom House on folio 70 (D07074; Turner Bequest CV 62). To the right, made with the book turned upright, are two slight sketches of shipping, the lower one including St Paul’s Cathedral. See Introduction to the sketchbook for plans in the mid 1820s for a series of London subjects, including the Custom House and the Tower.

David Blayney Brown
June 2010

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