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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Shipping off the Custom House and St Paul's Cathedral in the Distance c.1825

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 73 Recto:
Shipping off the Custom House and St Paul’s Cathedral in the Distance circa 1825
D07078
Turner Bequest CV 64
Pencil on white wove paper, 108 x 185 mm
Stamped in black ‘CV 64’ top left, inverted
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the sketchbook inverted, this is a very slight outline, but the profile of the Custom House is recognisable on the right. 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 off the Custom House and St Paul’s Cathedral in the Distance 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-off-the-custom-house-and-st-pauls-cathedral-in-the-r1134612, accessed 25 May 2015.