Joseph Mallord William Turner

Waterloo Bridge and Somerset House, St Paul’s Cathedral, Blackfriars Bridge, and a Man in a Boat

c.1825

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 108 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07098
Turner Bequest CV 74

Catalogue entry

There is a slight extension of the view of Waterloo Bridge and Somerset House on folio 83 verso (D07097; Turner Bequest CV 73a) and, drawn with the sketchbook inverted, another view of the bridge looking towards St Paul’s Cathedral, and a second one with Blackfriars Bridge seen through its arches. The boat is sketched top left. See Introduction for plans in the mid 1820s for a series of London subjects, including London Bridge, the Custom House and the Tower. For Waterloo Bridge and Somerset House, see note to folio 81 (D07092; Turner Bequest CV 71).

David Blayney Brown
June 2010

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