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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Boats in the Pool of London below Old London Bridge, with St Paul's Cathedral, St Magnus the Martyr's Church and the Monument ?1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 11 Verso:
Boats in the Pool of London below Old London Bridge, with St Paul’s Cathedral, St Magnus the Martyr’s Church and the Monument ?1824
D17855
Turner Bequest CCV 11a
Pencil on white wove paper, 98 x 162 mm
Part watermark ‘lls | 1’
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘3 [?top]’ below bridge centre left
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The boats and figures in the foreground here are rather sketchy, as Turner concentrates on the view beyond, up the River Thames to the north-west from the Pool of London, with Old London Bridge, the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral, the tower of St Magnus the Martyr’s Church and the Monument ranged along the skyline.
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 in the Pool of London below Old London Bridge, with St Paul’s Cathedral, St Magnus the Martyr’s Church and the Monument ?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-in-the-pool-of-london-below-old-london-bridge-with-st-r1172566, accessed 22 May 2024.