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

Joseph Mallord William Turner London: St Dunstan-in-the-East and the Custom House from the Thames c.1805-6

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 15 Recto:
London: St Dunstan-in-the-East and the Custom House from the Thames circa 1805–6
D05789
Turner Bequest XCIII 15
Pencil, pen and ink and brown wash on white wove paper, prepared with a grey wash, 171 x 262 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘15’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XCIII 15’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
For Turner’s views of the Pool and City of London in this sketchbook see note to folio 12 (D05785).
Here, the tower of St Dunstan-in-the-East is only faintly outlined in pencil while other buildings and boats are drawn with the pen and shadows and reflections indicated by wash. For another view including the church see folio 13 (D05786), and for the Custom House see folio 14 (D05788) where it appears in a similar view from further to the right.

David Blayney Brown
October 2007

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘London: St Dunstan-in-the-East and the Custom House from the Thames c.1805–6 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, October 2007, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-london-st-dunstan-in-the-east-and-the-custom-house-from-the-r1130011, accessed 24 July 2014.