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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner View on Canal, Rotterdam 1835

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 13 Verso:
View on Canal, Rotterdam 1835
Turner Bequest CCCXXI 13 a
Pencil on off-white laid paper, 95 x 153 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is one part of a panoramic view of Rotterdam, which extends onto Tate D32470; Turner Bequest CCCXXI 14. It was taken from a southerly perspective and encompasses, from left to right, the Beurs or stock exchange (onion-domed building), the tower of St Lawrence’s Church behind the Kleine Draaibrug (bridge), the Mosseltrap (mussel market), and finally the entrance to Nieuwe Haven port.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2016

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘View on Canal, 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-view-on-canal-rotterdam-r1187285, accessed 18 May 2022.