Joseph Mallord William Turner

Waterloo Bridge, with St Paul’s Cathedral and Blackfriars Bridge Seen through the Arches

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
D07106
Turner Bequest CV 78

Catalogue entry

This view continues on folio 87 verso (D07105; Turner Bequest CV 77a) to include Somerset House. While still quite slight, this is Turner’s most detailed drawing of Waterloo Bridge in this sketchbook, showing the paired Doric columns facing each pier and the iron lanterns centred above the arches. The bridge seen through the arches is Blackfriars. 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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