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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Geldersekade, Rotterdam 1835

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 9 Recto:
Geldersekade, Rotterdam 1835
Turner Bequest CCCXXI 9
Pencil on off-white laid paper, 95 x 153 mm
Inscribed in red ink by Ruskin ‘9’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCXXI–9’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is a rough sketch of the Geldersekade in Rotterdam, a street running through the city’s Old Port. The vertical lines visible at centre and right are shorthand for the masts of shipping docked on the canal.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2016

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Geldersekade, Rotterdam 1835 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-geldersekade-rotterdam-r1187279, accessed 24 January 2022.