Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the main view is to the north, with the downstream side of Old London Bridge in steep perspective from the River Thames; the Tower of St Magnus the Martyr’s Church and the Monument stand beyond on the north bank.
Towards the gutter and the other way up are a study of the tower of Southwark Cathedral and an enlarged detail of one of its lancet windows. As the cathedral is south-west of the bridge, these were probably drawn when Turner was sketching the upstream side on folio 33 verso opposite (D17891).
More than half the drawings in this sketchbook show the river around the bridge, and are likely to date from 1824; see the Introduction.
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