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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Waterloo Bridge, with Somerset House c.1825

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 87 Verso:
Waterloo Bridge, with Somerset House circa 1825
D07105
Turner Bequest CV 77a
Pencil on white wove paper, 108 x 185 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This view of Waterloo Bridge continues on folio 88 (D07106; Turner Bequest CV 78) to include a view of St Paul’s Cathedral and Blackfriars (not London) Bridge see through the arches. Here, Somerset House is seen at 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, with Somerset 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, http://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-waterloo-bridge-with-somerset-house-r1134640, accessed 20 April 2014.