Joseph Mallord William Turner

Waterloo Bridge, with Shot Tower; a Thames Barge

c.1825

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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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
D07101
Turner Bequest CV 75 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted, the subject continues on folio 86 (D07102; Turner Bequest CV 76) to include St Paul’s Cathedral in the distance and Somerset House 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, see note to folio 81 (D07092; Turner Bequest CV 71).

David Blayney Brown
June 2010

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