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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Shipping in the Pool of London, with Old London Bridge and St Paul's Cathedral Beyond ?1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 14 Recto:
Shipping in the Pool of London, with Old London Bridge and St Paul’s Cathedral Beyond ?1824
D17860
Turner Bequest CCV 14
Pencil on white wove paper, 162 x 98 mm
Part watermark ‘lls | 1’
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘14’ top right, ascending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCV – 14’ top right, ascending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the page turned vertically, at the top is a slight study of shipping in the Pool of London, looking west up the River Thames to Old London Bridge, with the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral and the tower of St Magnus the Martyr’s Church towards the left.
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, with Old London Bridge and St Paul’s 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-with-old-london-bridge-and-st-r1172571, accessed 22 May 2024.