Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation the 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 shown to the south-east on the right, with Old London Bridge downstream beyond. There appear to be cranes or gantries around further coffer-dams. The view is continued to the left on folio 89 recto (D18834; Turner Bequest CCXIII 87) and to the right on folio 85 verso (D18831).
The ceremony and other studies relating to it at the beginning and end of this sketchbook are discussed in the Introduction.
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