Joseph Mallord William Turner

View on Canal, 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
D32469
Turner Bequest CCCXXI 13 a

Catalogue entry

This is one part of a panoramic view of Rotterdam, which extends onto Tate D32470; Turner Bequest CCCXXI 14. It was taken from a southerly perspective and encompasses, from left to right, the Beurs or stock exchange (onion-domed building), the tower of St Lawrence’s Church behind the Kleine Draaibrug (bridge), the Mosseltrap (mussel market), and finally the entrance to Nieuwe Haven port.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2016

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