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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Shipping before the Oude Hooft-Poort, Rotterdam 1835

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 23 Verso:
Shipping before the Oude Hooft-Poort, Rotterdam 1835
D32488
Turner Bequest CCCXXI 23 a
Pencil on off-white laid paper, 95 x 153 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Here Turner depicts Rotterdam’s Ooster Oude Hooft-Poort, or Old City Gate, situated on the eastern side of the Oude Haven (Old Port). The Gate is rendered in outline at centre right, with the tower of St Lawrence’s Church in the distance at left. A more detailed representation of the building is found on the folio opposite (Tate D32489; Turner Bequest CCCXXI 24). Vessels with tall masts are stacked on the waterway in front of the Oude Hooft-Poort, and a few figures are marked out on the quayside.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2016

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Shipping before the Oude Hooft-Poort, 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-shipping-before-the-oude-hooft-poort-rotterdam-r1187302, accessed 23 April 2019.