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 14 Recto:
View on Canal, Rotterdam 1835
Turner Bequest CCCXXI 14
Pencil on off-white laid paper, 95 x 153 mm
Inscribed in red ink by Ruskin ‘14’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCXXI–14’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is one part of panoramic view of Rotterdam, which is continued from Tate D32469; Turner Bequest CCCXXI 13a. 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-r1187286, accessed 26 January 2022.