Joseph Mallord William Turner

Boats in the Pool of London, with Old London Bridge and Southwark Cathedral Beyond

?1824

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 98 x 162 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D17871
Turner Bequest CCV 19 a

Catalogue entry

The slight sketch at the top shows Old London Bridge with the tower of Southwark Cathedral to the west beyond shipping on the River Thames. Below to the left is a separate study of sailing boats. More than half the drawings in this sketchbook show the river in the vicinity of the bridge, and are likely to date from 1824; see the Introduction.

Matthew Imms
December 2014

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