Joseph Mallord William TurnerShipping in the Pool of London off the Custom House c.1825

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Artist
Title
Shipping in the Pool of London off the Custom House
From Tabley No.3 Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CV
Date c.1825
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 108 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07074
Turner Bequest CV 62
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 70 Recto:
Shipping in the Pool of London off the Custom House circa 1825
D07074
Turner Bequest CV 62
Pencil on white wove paper, 108 x 185 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Corn’ below a lighter at right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘62’ top left, inverted
Stamped in black ‘CV 62’ top left, inverted
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the sketchbook inverted, this subject extends on to folio 69 verso (D07073; Turner Bequest CV 61a). The Custom House is at right followed by the Monument, the tower of St Magnus the Martyr and 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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