J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Delftsevaart, Rotterdam 1835

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 19 Recto:
Delftsevaart, Rotterdam
Turner Bequest CCCXXI 19
Pencil on off-white laid paper, 95 x 153 mm
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘Delf Gate’ bottom right
Inscribed in red ink by Ruskin ‘19’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCXXI–19’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Here Turner depicts Rotterdam’s Schiekolk, a small harbour in the centre of the city. The old Delft Gate (inscribed ‘Delf Gate’ by Turner at bottom right) can be seen at right and the tower of St Lawrence’s Church is visible in the distance at centre. A similar view is rendered on Tate D32482; Turner Bequest CCCXXI 20.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2016

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Delftsevaart, Rotterdam by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2016, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2017, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-delftsevaart-rotterdam-r1187294, accessed 18 May 2022.