Joseph Mallord William TurnerShipping in the Pool of London off the Custom House, with St Paul's Cathedral in the Distance; and Two Further Views c.1825

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Artist
Title
Shipping in the Pool of London off the Custom House, with St Paul's Cathedral in the Distance; and Two Further Views
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
D07070
Turner Bequest CV 60
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 68 Recto:
Shipping in the Pool of London off the Custom House, with St Paul’s Cathedral in the Distance; and Two Further Views circa 1825
D07070
Turner Bequest CV 60
Pencil on white wove paper, 108 x 185 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘60’ top left, inverted
Stamped in black ‘CV 60’ top left, inverted
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
There is an extension of the subject on folio 67 verso (D07069; Turner Bequest CV 59a), drawn with the sketchbook inverted, and to the left, two further views, one related, drawn with the book turned to upright format. 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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