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

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

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 72 Recto:
Shipping in the Pool of London off the Custom House circa 1825
D07076
Turner Bequest CV 63
Pencil on white wove paper, 108 x 185 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘63’ top left, inverted
Stamped in black ‘CV 63’ top left, inverted
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the sketchbook inverted, the subject is continued on folio 71 verso (D07117; Turner Bequest CV 85). The view up-river includes the Monument, the tower of St Magnus the Martyr and St Paul’s Cathedral. See Introduction to the sketchbook for plans in the mid 1820s for a series of London subjects, including the Custom House and the Tower.

David Blayney Brown
June 2010

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Shipping in the Pool of London off 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-off-the-custom-house-r1134610, accessed 22 September 2014.