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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Shipping on the River Thames near St Paul's Cathedral c.1825

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 81 Verso:
Shipping on the River Thames near St Paul’s Cathedral c.1825
D18691
Turner Bequest CCXII 81a
Pencil on white wove paper, 188 x 114 mm
Part watermark ‘Al | 18’
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Red’ and ‘Sh[...] B[...]’ centre right, and ‘[?Warm C... Kell...]’ towards bottom left, upside down
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the page turned vertically, there are three typical sketches of shipping on the River Thames in London, down-river of St Paul’s Cathedral; its dome is seen in the middle drawing and in the bottom one, inverted near the gutter. The subject is unusual for the present sketchbook, as most of its river views are in the Isleworth and Richmond area; see the Introduction.

Matthew Imms
December 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Shipping on the River Thames near St Paul’s Cathedral c.1825 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-on-the-river-thames-near-st-pauls-cathedral-r1172810, accessed 04 December 2021.