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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Old London Bridge with Piledrivers and the Thames Waterfront below Southwark Cathedral ?1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 6 Verso:
Old London Bridge with Piledrivers and the Thames Waterfront below Southwark Cathedral ?1824
D17845
Turner Bequest CCV 6a
Pencil on white wove paper, 98 x 162 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, Southwark Cathedral and the south bank of the River Thames are shown; the view continues across the full width of folio 7 recto opposite (D17846), under which the subject is discussed.
More than half the drawings in this sketchbook show the Thames around Old London Bridge, and are likely to date from 1824; see the Introduction.

Matthew Imms
December 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Old London Bridge with Piledrivers and the Thames Waterfront below Southwark Cathedral ?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-old-london-bridge-with-piledrivers-and-the-thames-waterfront-r1172556, accessed 07 December 2021.