Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the Tower of London is seen from the River Thames, looking north-east, with the White Tower at the centre, St Thomas’s Tower and Traitors’ Gate towards the right, and the clock tower of the former Grand Storehouse towards the left. At the top right is a thumbnail sketch of the Tower in the distance beyond shipping.
For other London and Thames views in the present book, see under folio 2 recto (D17775).
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.358 no.515.