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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Waterloo Bridge and Somerset House, St Paul's Cathedral in the Distance c.1825

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 83 Verso:
Waterloo Bridge and Somerset House, St Paul’s Cathedral in the Distance circa 1825
D07097
Turner Bequest CV 73a
Pencil on white wove paper, 108 x 185 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the sketchbook inverted, the view extends slightly on folio 84 (D07098; Turner Bequest CV 74). The subject is certainly Waterloo Bridge, with Somerset House above and beyond it on the left. See Introduction for plans in the mid 1820s for a series of London subjects, including London Bridge, the Custom House and the Tower. For Waterloo Bridge and Somerset House, see note to folio 81 (D07092; Turner Bequest CV 71).

David Blayney Brown
June 2010

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Waterloo Bridge and Somerset House, St Paul’s Cathedral in the Distance c.1825 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2010, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-waterloo-bridge-and-somerset-house-st-pauls-cathedral-in-the-r1134632, accessed 29 May 2022.