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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Sailing Boats, Probably in the Pool of London near Old London Bridge ?1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 9 Recto:
Sailing Boats, Probably in the Pool of London near Old London Bridge ?1824
D17850
Turner Bequest CCV 9
Pencil on white wove paper, 98 x 162 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘9’ top left, upside down
Stamped in black ‘CCV – 9’ top left, upside down
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this study of boats and their occupants lacks any topographical framework, but was probably made in the Pool of London, on the River Thames below Old London Bridge. More than half the drawings in this sketchbook were made in that vicinity, and are likely to date from 1824; see the Introduction.

Matthew Imms
December 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Sailing Boats, Probably in the Pool of London near Old London 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-sailing-boats-probably-in-the-pool-of-london-near-old-london-r1172561, accessed 24 January 2022.