Beyond the boats in the foreground, Old London Bridge is seen up the River Thames with the tower of Southwark Cathedral to the south-west. Compare the left-hand side of the 1824 watercolour known as The Port of London (Victoria and Albert Museum, London),1 engraved in 1827 as Old London Bridge and Vicinity (Tate impression: T06070); see the overall Introduction to the present Thames-related section.
More than half the drawings in this sketchbook show the River Thames around Old London Bridge, and are likely to date from 1824; see the sketchbook’s Introduction.
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.358 no.514, reproduced.