With Thames barges in the foreground, the view is south-east over the river towards the upstream side of Old London Bridge, which is continued to the left across folio 3 verso opposite (D18711). Here the large marquee erected over the coffer-dam around the site of the southernmost pier of the new London Bridge, for the foundation stone ceremony held on the riverbed on 15 June 1825, is indicated largely by the several large flags flying above it, on the left of the further barge.
The ceremony and other studies relating to it at the beginning and end of this sketchbook are discussed in the Introduction.
- London Bridge(90)
- River Thames(733)