Joseph Mallord William Turner

Shipping in the Pool of London off the Custom House

c.1825

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 108 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07074
Turner Bequest CV 62

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted, this subject extends on to folio 69 verso (D07073; Turner Bequest CV 61a). The Custom House is at right followed by the Monument, the tower of St Magnus the Martyr and St Paul’s Cathedral. See Introduction to the sketchbook for plans in the mid 1820s for a series of London subjects, including the Custom House and the Tower.

David Blayney Brown
June 2010

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