J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Boats and Ships in the Pool of London near Old London Bridge, with St Paul's Cathedral Beyond ?1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 10 Verso:
Boats and Ships in the Pool of London near Old London Bridge, with St Paul’s Cathedral Beyond ?1824
D17853
Turner Bequest CCV 10a
Pencil on white wove paper, 162 x 98 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘R’ on sail towards top left
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the page turned vertically, Turner has randomly placed various sketches of shipping on the River Thames in the vicinity of Old London Bridge, lightly indicated in the central study from the east with the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral, the tower of St Magnus the Martyr’s Church and the Monument in outline on the right.

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.

Matthew Imms
December 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Boats and Ships in the Pool of London near Old London Bridge, with St Paul’s Cathedral Beyond ?1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, December 2014, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-boats-and-ships-in-the-pool-of-london-near-old-london-bridge-r1172564, accessed 20 May 2022.