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Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this view to east included towards the right a sketchy indication of the marquee erected over the coffer-dam around the site of the southernmost pier of the new London Bridge, for the foundation stone ceremony held on the riverbed on 15 June 1825. The focus is on figures at work with cranes and piledrivers around the neighbouring coffer-dams. Compare the view on folio 83 verso (D18827).
The ceremony and other studies relating to it at the beginning and end of this sketchbook are discussed in the Introduction.