Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Old Town Hall, 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
D32464
Turner Bequest CCCXXI 11

Catalogue entry

From a vantage point on Botersloot Street, here Turner depicts Rotterdam’s old Town Hall or Stadhuis at left. Now demolished, the old Stadhuis is pictured with a neo-classical pediment above its entrance and a cupola. The tower of St Lawrence’s Church is outlined in the distance at right.
Recto:
Inscribed in red ink by Ruskin ‘11’ and stamped in black ‘CCCXXI–11’, bottom right.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2016

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