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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Shipping in the Pool of London below Old London Bridge, with the Shot Tower and Southwark Cathedral Beyond ?1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 20 Recto:
Shipping in the Pool of London below Old London Bridge, with the Shot Tower and Southwark Cathedral Beyond ?1824
D17872
Turner Bequest CCV 20
Pencil on white wove paper, 98 x 162 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘20’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCV – 20’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Beyond the shipping on the left are the shot tower (now gone) and the tower of Southwark Cathedral, looking south-west from the River Thames, with Old London Bridge on the right. More than half the drawings in this sketchbook show the river around the bridge, and are likely to date from 1824; see the Introduction.

Matthew Imms
December 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Shipping in the Pool of London below Old London Bridge, with the Shot Tower and Southwark 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-shipping-in-the-pool-of-london-below-old-london-bridge-with-r1172583, accessed 26 February 2021.