This is one of the more precise drawings of Old London Bridge in this sketchbook, showing it upstream to the west from near the south bank of the River Thames, continuing across folio 17 verso opposite (D17867). On the north bank to the right are St Magnus the Martyr’s Church and the Monument. In the distance on the left is the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral, represented twice in overlapping profiles; presumably Turner’s boat moved drifted slightly as he carefully recorded the irregularities of the bridge’s various arches.
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 Introduction.
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