Joseph Mallord William Turner

Shipping in the Pool of London, with St Paul’s Cathedral Beyond

?1824

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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
D17861
Turner Bequest CCV 14 a

Catalogue entry

Above is a rapid study of shipping under sail in the Pool of London, looking north-west to the tower of St Magnus the Martyr’s Church, the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral and the Monument. Below are two further sailing boats. More than half the drawings in this sketchbook show the River Thames near Old London Bridge, and are likely to date from 1824; see the Introduction.

Matthew Imms
December 2014

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