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; The Monument and St Magnus's Church 1825

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 6 Recto:
The London Bridge Foundation Stone Ceremony: The Marquee beside Old London Bridge; The Monument and St Magnus’s Church 1825
D18716
Turner Bequest CCXIII 6
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 187 mm
Part watermark ‘R Bar | 18’
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘6’ bottom right (now very faint)
Stamped in black ‘CCXIII – 6’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
On the left is a loose sketch of buildings on the south bank of the River Thames, looking south-east from upstream of London Bridge; the main part of the view is on folio 5 verso opposite (D18715), under which the subject is discussed. The right-hand half of the present page shows the familiar Turner subjects of the Monument and the tower of St Magnus the Martyr’s Church, near the north end of the bridge.

Matthew Imms
December 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘The London Bridge Foundation Stone Ceremony: The Marquee beside Old London Bridge; The Monument and St Magnus’s Church 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-r1172838, accessed 21 October 2021.