Joseph Mallord William Turner

Shipping before the Oude Hooft-Poort, Rotterdam

1835

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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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
D32488
Turner Bequest CCCXXI 23 a

Catalogue entry

Here Turner depicts Rotterdam’s Ooster Oude Hooft-Poort, or Old City Gate, situated on the eastern side of the Oude Haven (Old Port). The Gate is rendered in outline at centre right, with the tower of St Lawrence’s Church in the distance at left. A more detailed representation of the building is found on the folio opposite (Tate D32489; Turner Bequest CCCXXI 24). Vessels with tall masts are stacked on the waterway in front of the Oude Hooft-Poort, and a few figures are marked out on the quayside.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2016

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