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Drawn with the sketchbook inverted, the view of Waterloo Bridge continues on folio 28 verso (D07095; Turner Bequest 72a). Somerset House is seen on the left, and in the river in the foreground is a large buoy which is also drawn in a detail above. Turner has transcribed a warning notice to bargemen, one of whom is seen at 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).
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