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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 95 × 153 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D32482
Turner Bequest CCCXXI 20

Catalogue entry

Here Turner depicts Rotterdam’s Schiekolk, a small harbour in the centre of the city. A ‘lock’ (inscribed at bottom left) can be seen in the foreground, with boats being lowered and raised to access the network of canals beyond. The old Delft Gate can be seen at centre and the tower of St Lawrence’s Church is visible in the distance at left. A similar view is rendered on Tate D32480; Turner Bequest CCCXXI 19.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2016

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