Joseph Mallord William Turner

The London Bridge Foundation Stone Ceremony: The Marquee beside Old London Bridge

1825

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 x 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40974

Catalogue entry

At the centre right is a rough arch continuing the view of the west side of Old London Bridge on the River Thames from the full-page view on folio 1 recto opposite (D18706).
The most prominent inscription is that of Turner’s executors, with the book’s original schedule number endorsed by Henry Scott Trimmer, Charles Turner, Charles Lock Eastlake and John Prescott Knight, starting at the top centre in ink: ‘No 302 | Contains 38 Leaves Pencil Sketches | on both sides – | HS Trimmer’, and initialled in pencil ‘C.L.E.’ and ‘JPK’ below, below left of the centre of the page. Charles Turner’s inscription overlaps with the drawing.

Matthew Imms
December 2014

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