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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Shipping in the Pool of London near the Custom House c.1825

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 43 Verso:
Shipping in the Pool of London near the Custom House circa 1825
D07037
Turner Bequest CV 39a
Pencil on white wove paper, 108 x 185 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject is continued (with other details) on folio 44 of the sketchbook (D07038; Turner Bequest CV 40). See Introduction to the sketchbook for this subject and for related plans in the mid 1820s for a series of London subjects, including the Custom House. As in many drawings in the book, the composition is similar to The Custom House (Vancouver Art Gallery),1 engraved by J.C. Allen, 1827; here, it is extended further upstream.

David Blayney Brown
June 2010

1
Andrew Wilton, The Life and Work of J.M.W. Turner, Fribourg 1979, pp.358–9, no.516.

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Shipping in the Pool of London near the Custom House c.1825 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2010, 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-shipping-in-the-pool-of-london-near-the-custom-house-r1134561, accessed 21 September 2014.