Across the middle of the page is a continuation of the view west to Old London Bridge on folio 16 verso (D17865); on this page the Monument is seen beyond the masts on the left, and the roofline of the classical Custom House (now gone) is lightly indicated. At the top centre, framed by pencil lines, is a thumbnail sketch of shipping, with a study of a sailor’s hooped jacket at the top right. Inverted at the bottom right are separate studies of a sailing boat and the upper stage and pinnacles of the tower of Southwark Cathedral.
More than half the drawings in this sketchbook show the River Thames around Old London Bridge, and are likely to date from 1824; see the Introduction.
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