J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

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Fire at the Tower of London 1841

Fire at the Grand Storehouse of the Tower of London 1841 (from the Fire at the Tower of London sketchbook)

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This section comprises a single book, the Fire at the Tower of London sketchbook, previously known as ‘Burning of the Houses of Parliament (1)’. As explained in the introduction to the sketchbook, the nine mounted watercolours formerly bound within it are all here newly identified as showing the destruction of the Grand Storehouse at the Tower of London by fire in October 1841, rather than the fire at the Houses of Parliament in 1834, as formerly thought.
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D27846–D27877, D40070, D40150–D40156
Turner Bequest CCLXXXIII 1–32
This section comprises a single book, the Fire at the Tower of London sketchbook, previously known as ‘Burning of the Houses of Parliament (1)’. As explained in the introduction to the sketchbook, the nine mounted watercolours formerly bound within it are all here newly identified as showing the destruction of the Grand Storehouse at the Tower of London by fire in October 1841, rather than the fire at the Houses of Parliament in 1834, as formerly thought.

Matthew Imms
April 2014

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Matthew Imms, ‘Fire at the Tower of London 1841’, April 2014, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, September 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/fire-at-the-tower-of-london-r1148279, accessed 20 January 2018.