Joseph Mallord William Turner

Shipping in the Pool of London, with Old London Bridge and St Paul’s Cathedral Beyond

?1824

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 162 × 98 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D17860
Turner Bequest CCV 14

Catalogue entry

With the page turned vertically, at the top is a slight study of shipping in the Pool of London, looking west up the River Thames to Old London Bridge, with the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral and the tower of St Magnus the Martyr’s Church towards the left.
More than half the drawings in this sketchbook show the river around the bridge, and are likely to date from 1824; see the Introduction.

Matthew Imms
December 2014

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