Joseph Mallord William Turner

The London Bridge Foundation Stone Ceremony: The Marquee beside Old London Bridge, with Construction Work

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: 113 x 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18834
Turner Bequest CCXIII 87

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this is a loose continuation of the view on folio 88 verso (D18833; Turner Bequest CCXIII 86a). There appears to be construction work here, with Old London Bridge beyond to the east, and cranes or sails to the left.

Matthew Imms
December 2014

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