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The drawings between folios 20 verso and 34 verso (D40967, D17979) include rapid studies and notes of barges, flags, costumes and bridges along the River Thames, and appear to record or relate to the Lord Mayor’s Day procession of 9 November 1824, as discussed in the sketchbook’s Introduction. Here two slight studies show boats under the regular arches of a bridge articulated by coupled columns; it could be either Blackfriars Bridge or Waterloo Bridge as they then were. The Lord Mayor’s short voyage up-river to Westminster began at the former and passed under the latter. See also folios 27 verso and 28 recto (D17965, D17966).
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