Joseph Mallord William Turner

Wharves and Shipping in the Pool of London below Old London Bridge, with St Paul’s Cathedral Beyond


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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Graphite on paper
Support: 98 x 162 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCV 16 a

Catalogue entry

The view is past shipping in the Pool of London, west up the River Thames to Old London Bridge and beyond to St Paul’s Cathedral. At the right is the tower of St Magnus the Martyr’s Church, and the drawing continues a little way across folio 17 recto opposite (D17866). It is also continued to the left, with the south bank waterfront, on folio 15 verso (D17863).
More than half the drawings in this sketchbook show the River Thames around Old London Bridge, and are likely to date from 1824; see the Introduction.

Matthew Imms
December 2014

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