Across the middle of this busy page runs the west side of the southern end of Old London Bridge. Above, against a background of waterfront buildings, piledrivers and associated equipment are shown upstream, preparing for the coffer-dams out of which the piers of the bridge’s replacement would rise. Work began in March 1824, suggesting Turner drew these preliminary operations that spring or summer. Below are studies of other buildings along the River Thames.
More than half the drawings in this sketchbook show the river around the bridge, and are all likely to date from 1824; see the Introduction.
- townscapes / man-made features(21,653)
- London Bridge(90)
- River Thames(733)