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, with Construction Work 1825

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 89 Recto:
The London Bridge Foundation Stone Ceremony: The Marquee beside Old London Bridge, with Construction Work 1825
D18834
Turner Bequest CCXIII 87
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 187 mm
Part watermark ‘R Bar | 18’
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘87’ top left, upside down (now very faint)
Stamped in black ‘CCXIII – 87’ top left, upside down
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this is a loose continuation of the view on folio 88 verso (D18833; Turner Bequest CCXIII 86a). There appears to be construction work here, with Old London Bridge beyond to the east, and cranes or sails to the left.

Matthew Imms
December 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘The London Bridge Foundation Stone Ceremony: The Marquee beside Old London Bridge, with Construction Work 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-r1172960, accessed 26 September 2021.