Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Old Town Hall, Rotterdam

1835

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 153 × 95 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D32468
Turner Bequest CCCXXI 13

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned upside town, here Turner has produced a study of the entrance to Rotterdam’s old Town Hall. The baroque frontage, which features a pediment supported by columns and a cupola, was installed in the early seventeenth century. The entrance was rebuilt in 1830 to face the Kaasmarkt (cheese market). At the turn of the century the old Town Hall was moved and replaced by a new purpose-built construction on the Coolsingel. See also Tate D32466; Turner Bequest CCCXXI 12.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2016

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