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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Old Town Hall, Rotterdam 1835

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 10 Verso:
The Old Town Hall, Rotterdam 1835
Turner Bequest CCCXXI 10
Pencil on off-white laid paper, 95 x 153 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This view was taken in the centre of Rotterdam and shows the old Stadhuis or Town Hall at right. It was located near the Kaasmarkt (Cheese Market), adjacent to today’s Botersloot Street. At the turn of the twentieth century the Town Hall was moved and the old building, shown here, was demolished. For other sketches of the Stadhuis, taken from slightly different angles, see Tate D32464, D32473; Turner Bequest CCCXXI 11, 15a.
Inscribed in red ink by Ruskin ‘10’ and stamped in black ‘CCCXXI–10’, bottom right.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2016

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘The Old Town Hall, 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-the-old-town-hall-rotterdam-r1187281, accessed 24 January 2022.