Joseph Mallord William TurnerWaterloo Bridge, with St Paul's Cathedral and Somerset House; Thames Barge in the Foreground c.1808-10

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Artist
Title
Waterloo Bridge, with St Paul's Cathedral and Somerset House; Thames Barge in the Foreground
From Tabley No.3 Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CV
Date c.1808-10
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 108 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07102
Turner Bequest CV 76
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 86 Recto:
Waterloo Bridge, with St Paul’s Cathedral and Somerset House; Thames Barge in the Foreground circa 1808–10
D07102
Turner Bequest CV 76
Pencil on white wove paper, 108 x 185 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘6’ within arch of the bridge, below St Paul’s
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘76’ top left, inverted
Stamped in black ‘CV 76’ top left, inverted
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the sketchbook inverted, the subject continues on folio 85 verso (D07101; Turner Bequest CV 75a). 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 not to folio 81 (D07092; Turner Bequest CV 71).

David Blayney Brown
June 2010

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