Joseph Mallord William Turner

Shipping off the Custom House and St Paul’s Cathedral in the Distance

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
D07078
Turner Bequest CV 64

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted, this is a very slight outline, but the profile of the Custom House is recognisable on the right. 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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