Joseph Mallord William Turner

Southwark Bridge under Construction, with Blackfriars Bridge Beyond

c.1815–16

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 102 × 160 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10776
Turner Bequest CXLIII 1 a

Catalogue entry

This slight sketch, drawn with the page turned horizontally, shows the view up the Thames westwards through the northernmost arch of Southwark Bridge, under construction between 1815 and 1819, with part of Blackfriars Bridge – a pier with coupled columns – in the distance. The subject is discussed under the more detailed study on the recto (D10775), and there is a further sketch on folio 2 recto opposite (D10777), to which the current sketch effectively forms a continuation to the right.

Matthew Imms
September 2013

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