Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Custom House, Monument and St Magnus the Martyr

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
D07041
Turner Bequest CV 41 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted, this is a similar view to that on folio 44 verso (D07039; Turner Bequest CV 40a) but the angle is sharper. See Introduction to the sketchbook for plans in the mid 1820s for a series of London subjects, including the Custom House. As in many drawings in the book, the composition is similar to The Custom House (Vancouver Art Gallery),1 engraved by J.C. Allen, 1827.

David Blayney Brown
June 2010

1
Andrew Wilton, The Life and Work of J.M.W. Turner, Fribourg 1979, pp.358–9, no.516.

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