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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Waterloo Bridge and Somerset House, St Paul's Cathedral, Blackfriars Bridge, and a Man in a Boat c.1825

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 84 Recto:
Waterloo Bridge and Somerset House, St Paul’s Cathedral, Blackfriars Bridge, and a Man in a Boat circa 1825
D07098
Turner Bequest CV 74
Pencil on white wove paper, 108 x 185 mm
Stamped in black ‘CV 74’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
There is a slight extension of the view of Waterloo Bridge and Somerset House on folio 83 verso (D07097; Turner Bequest CV 73a) and, drawn with the sketchbook inverted, another view of the bridge looking towards St Paul’s Cathedral, and a second one with Blackfriars Bridge seen through its arches. The boat is sketched top left. See Introduction for plans in the mid 1820s for a series of London subjects, including London Bridge, the Custom House and the Tower. For Waterloo Bridge and Somerset House, see note to folio 81 (D07092; Turner Bequest CV 71).

David Blayney Brown
June 2010

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Waterloo Bridge and Somerset House, St Paul’s Cathedral, Blackfriars Bridge, and a Man in a Boat 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-waterloo-bridge-and-somerset-house-st-pauls-cathedral-r1134633, accessed 28 November 2014.