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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Rotterdam 1835

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 9 Verso:
Rotterdam 1835
Turner Bequest CCCXXI 9 a
Pencil on off-white laid paper, 95 x 153 mm
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘Er’ centre towards top right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
These sketches show aspects of Rotterdam. The principal view appears to be of the Kolk, a port in the city centre, with the Korenbeurs or Corn Exchange and the tower of St Lawrence’s Church in the background behind it (see Tate D32448; Turner Bequest CCCXXI 3). The separate small sketch at top right was likely taken at a city harbour too, and may show St Lawrence’s or St Dominicus Church.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2016

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘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-rotterdam-r1187280, accessed 18 May 2022.