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 12 Verso:
The Old Town Hall, Rotterdam 1835
Turner Bequest CCCXXI 12
Pencil on off-white laid paper, 95 x 153 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is a sketch of the façade and entrance to Rotterdam’s old Town Hall or Stadhuis, on Botersloot Street. A triangular pediment supported columns covers the doorway of the Stadhuis, and part of its cupola can be seen above. The building no longer exists, having been replaced and moved to a different location at the turn of the twentieth century. See also Tate D32462, D32464, D32468, D32473; Turner Bequest CCCXXI 10, 11, 13, 15a.
Inscribed in red ink by Ruskin ‘12’ and stamped in black ‘CCCXXI–12’, 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-r1187283, accessed 18 May 2022.