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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Rotterdam: East End of Haringvliet; Boompjes; The English Church 1835

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 7 Verso:
Rotterdam: East End of Haringvliet; Boompjes; The English Church 1835
D32457
Turner Bequest CCCXXI 7 a
Pencil on off-white laid paper, 95 x 153 mm
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘[...] [...]’ bottom left
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The principal sketch depicts Rotterdam’s Haringvliet, one of the eastern ports named after herring ships that used to dock there. Windmills and shipping can be seen. Below this view is a rough sketch of Boompjes, a promenade overlooking the right bank of the New Maas in Rotterdam. The final sketch at bottom right shows the façade of Rotterdam’s English Church, dedicated to St Mary and located on the Haringvliet. As the name suggests, this church served the community of English settlers in the city, many of whom were textile merchants.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2016

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Rotterdam: East End of Haringvliet; Boompjes; The English Church 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-rotterdam-east-end-of-haringvliet-boompjes-the-english-r1187277, accessed 18 May 2022.