Joseph Mallord William Turner

Boats near Waterloo Bridge

c.1820

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 177 × 256 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D13823
Turner Bequest CLXX 8

Catalogue entry

Drawn in brown wash alone, this study of a boat on the Thames relates to views of Waterloo Bridge across folios 6 to 10 (D13820–D13824; CLXX 5–9). Although the bridge itself, and other London landmarks are not included, the gaff-rigged sailing boat may be the same as in folio 10, and the bottle oven and shot tower at the right are typical structures found on the south bank of the Thames around Waterloo and Southwark.
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Thomas Ardill
August 2009

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