This sheet is a remarkable document of Turner’s technical advance in the year 1794. The background houses are seen through an urban vapour very subtly rendered. The hugger-mugger combination of classical architecture, vernacular building and the multifarious life of wharf and riverside is a characteristic Turnerian theme; see Tate D00171 and D00373 (Turner Bequest XVI I, XXII T). For another London view exhibiting new technical facility see Tate D00696 (Turner Bequest XXVIII K).
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