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 15 Verso:
The Old Town Hall, Rotterdam 1835
Turner Bequest CCCXXI 15 a
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 Rotterdam’s old Town Hall or Stadhuis, taken from the Kaasmarkt (Cheese Market). The baroque frontage, which features a pediment supported by columns and a cupola, was installed in the early seventeenth century. The entrance was rebuilt in 1830 to face the Kaasmarkt. At the turn of the century the old Town Hall was moved and replaced with a new purpose-built construction on the Coolsingel. See also Tate D32462, D32464, D32466, D32468; Turner Bequest CCCXXI 10, 11, 12, 13.

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-r1187289, accessed 18 May 2022.