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
D32489
Turner Bequest CCCXXI 24

Catalogue entry

This is a view of the Eastern Old Gate or Ooster Oude Hooft-Poort in Rotterdam’s Oude Haven. This sixteenth century building marked the entrance to the city’s canal system from the River Maas (Meuse). In earlier sketchbooks Turner produced a number of detailed studies of the building, which was demolished in the mid 1800s (see Tate D13020–D123021, D19484; Turner Bequest CLXII 13a–14, CCXV 53).

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2016

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