Joseph Mallord William Turner

Shipping off the Tower of London

c.1825

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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
D07062
Turner Bequest CV 56

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted, this is a very slight outline with the Tower visible at right. Compare the double-page spread on the verso and folio 65 (D07063–D07064; Turner Bequest CV 56a–57). 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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