The Thames below Rotherhithe; view looking W, probably from the present Upper Globe Wharf, to left, the grassy bank of the river, stacks of timber and a row of timber sheds, to right, a hoy at her moorings, with a lighter alongside, with Rotherhithe, and St Mary's Church spire beyond Brush drawing in grey wash, over graphite, tinted with watercolour
- Height: 341 millimetres
- Width: 522 millimetres
Inscription ContentInscribed in graphite with "Boom" and other illegible words
LB attributed this to Paul Sandby. For dating see Stainton, no. 8. The drawing was used for the background of a painting of shipping on the Thames off Rotherhithe in 1756 (Kingzett, p. 41)
Scott's view looks West, probably from near the present Upper Globe Wharf. On the left is a timber-yard and in the distance is Rotherhithe, with the tower and spire of St Mary's Church; this drawing cannot be dated before the late 1740s or early 1750s since the spire was not completed until 1747. Scott may have used this drawing when painting a view of Wapping in 1756, where the same buildings can be seen on the horizon.
This study appears to have been drawn on the spot, although the delicate touches of colour would probably have been added later.
British Imp PIIIa
1985, BM, British Landscape Watercolours 1600-1860, no.8 2003 May-Nov, BM, London 1753, no. 2.14
3 February 2003
Reason for treatment
Mount - Overthrow - I
- Topographic representation of: London
- (Europe,British Isles,England,London)
Prints & Drawings
The Thames from below Rotherhithe; view looking W, probably from the present Upper Globe Wharf, to l, the grassy bank of the River, stacks of timber and a row of timber sheds, to r, a hoy at her moorings, with a lighter alongside, with Rotherhithe, and St Mary's Church spire beyond Brush drawing in grey wash, over graphite, tinted with watercolour
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Object reference number: PDB1207
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