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 St Paul's Cathedral Beyond ?1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 14 Verso:
Shipping in the Pool of London, with St Paul’s Cathedral Beyond ?1824
D17861
Turner Bequest CCV 14a
Pencil on white wove paper, 98 x 162 mm
Part watermark ‘lls | 1’
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Above is a rapid study of shipping under sail in the Pool of London, looking north-west to the tower of St Magnus the Martyr’s Church, the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral and the Monument. Below are two further sailing boats. More than half the drawings in this sketchbook show the River Thames near Old London 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 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-st-pauls-cathedral-r1172572, accessed 22 May 2024.