Joseph Mallord William Turner

Waterloo Bridge and Somerset House, St Paul’s Cathedral in the Distance

c.1825

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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
D07097
Turner Bequest CV 73 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted, the view extends slightly on folio 84 (D07098; Turner Bequest CV 74). The subject is certainly Waterloo Bridge, with Somerset House above and beyond it on the 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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