Joseph Mallord William TurnerShipping off the Tower of London c.1825

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Artist
Title
Shipping off the Tower of London
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
D07064
Turner Bequest CV 57
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 65 Recto:
Shipping off the Tower of London circa 1825
D07064
Turner Bequest CV 57
Pencil on white wove paper, 108 x 185 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘St Michael Cornhill’ and ‘Bow’ above church towers, centre
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘57’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CV 57’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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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