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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Shipping off the Tower of London c.1825

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 64 Recto:
Shipping off the Tower of London circa 1825
D07062
Turner Bequest CV 56
Pencil on white wove paper, 108 x 185 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘56’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CV 56’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the sketchbook inverted, this is a very slight outline with the Tower visible at right. Compare the double-page spread on the verso and folio 65 (D07063–D07064; Turner Bequest CV 56a–57). 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 Tower of London 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-tower-of-london-r1134594, accessed 31 August 2014.