Joseph Mallord William TurnerTwo Sketches near London Bridge; and a Man, Horse and Plough c.1808, 1825

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Title
Two Sketches near London Bridge; and a Man, Horse and Plough
From Tabley No.3 Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CV
Date c.1808, 1825
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 185 x 108 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07131
Turner Bequest CV 92 a
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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 60 Verso:
Two Sketches near London Bridge; and a Man, Horse and Plough circa 1808, 1825
D07131
Turner Bequest CV 92a
Pencil on white wove paper, 185 x 108 mm
Inscribed illegibly by Turner in pencil, below image middle left and above image top right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘42’ bottom right, running vertically
Inscribed ?by Ruskin in red ink ‘CV. 92.’ Bottom left, descending vertically
Inscribed by an unknown hand in pencil ‘92A’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Listed by Finberg as one of a batch of ‘loose leaves appear[ing] to belong to this book’ this was rebound as folio 60. See note to the recto (D07130; Turner Bequest CV 92) for Finberg’s listing of the leaf in the Windsor and Eton sketchbook (Tate; Turner Bequest XCVII) as well and his confusion as to whether the recto or verso was the side exhibited in the touring Fourth Loan Collection. The paper is discoloured from exposure or mounting of the recto.
There are three separate sketches, two of shipping on the Thames near London Bridge, with St Paul’s Cathedral in the distance, and one of a plough. See Introduction to the sketchbook for plans in the mid 1820s for a series of London subjects, including London Bridge and the Custom House.

David Blayney Brown
June 2010

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