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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The London Bridge Foundation Stone Ceremony: The Marquee beside Old London Bridge 1825

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Inside Front Cover:
The London Bridge Foundation Stone Ceremony: The Marquee beside Old London Bridge 1825
D40974
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 187 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram at centre
Inscribed by later hands in ink and pencil (see main catalogue entry)
Inscribed in pencil ‘CCXIII’ towards top right
Stamped in black ‘CCXIII’ top left
Inscribed in pencil ‘S70’ top left
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
At the centre right is a rough arch continuing the view of the west side of Old London Bridge on the River Thames from the full-page view on folio 1 recto opposite (D18706).
The most prominent inscription is that of Turner’s executors, with the book’s original schedule number endorsed by Henry Scott Trimmer, Charles Turner, Charles Lock Eastlake and John Prescott Knight, starting at the top centre in ink: ‘No 302 | Contains 38 Leaves Pencil Sketches | on both sides – | HS Trimmer’, and initialled in pencil ‘C.L.E.’ and ‘JPK’ below, below left of the centre of the page. Charles Turner’s inscription overlaps with the drawing.

Matthew Imms
December 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘The London Bridge Foundation Stone Ceremony: The Marquee beside Old London Bridge 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-the-london-bridge-foundation-stone-ceremony-the-marquee-r1172827, accessed 21 October 2021.