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 11 Verso:
The Old Town Hall, Rotterdam 1835
D32464
Turner Bequest CCCXXI 11
Pencil on off-white laid paper, 95 x 153 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
From a vantage point on Botersloot Street, here Turner depicts Rotterdam’s old Town Hall or Stadhuis at left. Now demolished, the old Stadhuis is pictured with a neo-classical pediment above its entrance and a cupola. The tower of St Lawrence’s Church is outlined in the distance at right.
Recto:
Inscribed in red ink by Ruskin ‘11’ and stamped in black ‘CCCXXI–11’, 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-r1187282, accessed 25 January 2022.