Joseph Mallord William Turner

Shipping off the Tower

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 × 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07065
Turner Bequest CV 57 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted, this subject continues on folio 66 (D07066; Turner Bequest CV 58). Compare the double-page spread on the recto and folio 64 verso (D07064–D07063; Turner Bequest CV 56a). 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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