Joseph Mallord William Turner

Shipping on the River Thames near St Paul’s Cathedral

c.1825

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 188 × 114 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18691
Turner Bequest CCXII 81 a

Catalogue entry

With the page turned vertically, there are three typical sketches of shipping on the River Thames in London, down-river of St Paul’s Cathedral; its dome is seen in the middle drawing and in the bottom one, inverted near the gutter. The subject is unusual for the present sketchbook, as most of its river views are in the Isleworth and Richmond area; see the Introduction.

Matthew Imms
December 2014

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