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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 95 x 153 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D32461
Turner Bequest CCCXXI 9 a

Catalogue entry

These sketches show aspects of Rotterdam. The principal view appears to be of the Kolk, a port in the city centre, with the Korenbeurs or Corn Exchange and the tower of St Lawrence’s Church in the background behind it (see Tate D32448; Turner Bequest CCCXXI 3). The separate small sketch at top right was likely taken at a city harbour too, and may show St Lawrence’s or St Dominicus Church.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2016

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