Joseph Mallord William Turner

Waterloo and Blackfriars Bridges, Somerset House at Left and St Paul’s Cathedral in the Distance

c.1825

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 108 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07100
Turner Bequest CV 75

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted, the subject continues on folio 84 verso (D07099; Turner Bequest 74a). Blackfriars Bridge is seen through the arches of Waterloo Bridge. See Introduction for plans in the mid 1820s for a series of London subjects, including London Bridge, the Custom House and the Tower. For Waterloo Bridge and Somerset House, see note to folio 81 (D07092; Turner Bequest CV 71).

David Blayney Brown
June 2010

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