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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Blackfriars Bridge, with Thames Barges 1820-5

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 24 Verso:
?Blackfriars Bridge, with Thames Barges 1820–5
Turner Bequest CV 21a
Pencil on white wove paper, 108 x 185 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. In the absence of any identifiable detail of buildings on the banks of the Thames or of the exact design of the twin columns facing the piers of the bridge, it is hard to tell if this Blackfriars (built by Robert Mylne with Ionic columns) or Waterloo Bridge (built by John Rennie with Doric columns). See Introduction to the sketchbook for its numerous views of London and the Thames.

David Blayney Brown
June 2010

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘?Blackfriars Bridge, with Thames Barges 1820–5 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2010, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-blackfriars-bridge-with-thames-barges-r1134530, accessed 18 June 2018.