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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Waterloo Bridge, with St Paul's Cathedral and Somerset House; Thames Barge in the Foreground c.1808-10

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 86 Recto:
Waterloo Bridge, with St Paul’s Cathedral and Somerset House; Thames Barge in the Foreground circa 1808–10
D07102
Turner Bequest CV 76
Pencil on white wove paper, 108 x 185 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘6’ within arch of the bridge, below St Paul’s
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘76’ top left, inverted
Stamped in black ‘CV 76’ top left, inverted
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the sketchbook inverted, the subject continues on folio 85 verso (D07101; Turner Bequest CV 75a). 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 not to folio 81 (D07092; Turner Bequest CV 71).

David Blayney Brown
June 2010

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Waterloo Bridge, with St Paul’s Cathedral and Somerset House; Thames Barge in the Foreground c.1808–10 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-with-st-pauls-cathedral-and-somerset-house-r1134637, accessed 24 September 2014.