Joseph Mallord William TurnerWaterloo Bridge and Somerset House, St Paul's Cathedral in the Distance c.1825

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Artist
Title
Waterloo Bridge and Somerset House, St Paul's Cathedral in the Distance
From Tabley No.3 Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CV
Date c.1825
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 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
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 83 Verso:
Waterloo Bridge and Somerset House, St Paul’s Cathedral in the Distance circa 1825
D07097
Turner Bequest CV 73a
Pencil on white wove paper, 108 x 185 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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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