Joseph Mallord William Turner

Shipping off the Tower of London

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
D07064
Turner Bequest CV 57

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted, this subject continues on folio 64 verso (D07063; Turner Bequest CV 56a). The portion on this leaf repeats the view given in a cursory outline on folio 64 (D07062; Turner Bequest CV 56), with more attention to the City churches and St Paul’s Cathedral. For a similar double-page spread see the verso and folio 66 (D07065–D07066; Turner Bequest CV 57a-58). 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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