Joseph Mallord William Turner

London: Shipping by the Tower

c.1805–9

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 115 × 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06478
Turner Bequest XCIX 68 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted, this sketch is continued a little on folio 73 recto (D06479; Turner Bequest XCIX 69). The title is based on Finberg’s which seems to be correct, although this appears to be the only instance of Turner drawing in London further up-river than Greenwich in this sketchbook.

David Blayney Brown
March 2009

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