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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner City Barges in the Lord Mayor's Day Pageant on the River Thames Approaching Westminster Bridge 1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 31 Verso:
City Barges in the Lord Mayor’s Day Pageant on the River Thames Approaching Westminster Bridge 1824
D17973
Turner Bequest CCVI 31a
Pencil on white wove paper, 100 x 160 mm
Part watermark ‘ells | 21’
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The drawings between folios 20 verso and 34 verso (D40967, D17979) include rapid studies and notes of barges, flags, costumes and bridges along the River Thames, and appear to record or relate to the Lord Mayor’s Day procession of 9 November 1824, as discussed in the sketchbook’s Introduction. Here there are three registers of rapid sketches. At the top barges approach what is probably Westminster Bridge from the north, as on folio 32 recto opposite (D17974); below are slight studies of City barges.

Matthew Imms
December 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘City Barges in the Lord Mayor’s Day Pageant on the River Thames Approaching Westminster Bridge 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-city-barges-in-the-lord-mayors-day-pageant-on-the-river-r1172691, accessed 25 February 2021.