National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Rotterdam Ferry-Boat Joseph Mallord William Turner (artist)
British, 1775 - 1851
Rotterdam Ferry-Boat, 1833
oil on canvas
overall: 92.3 x 122.5 cm (36 5/16 x 48 1/4 in.) framed: 115.6 x 146 x 7.6 cm (45 1/2 x 57 1/2 x 3 in.)
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection
On View
From the Tour: Constable and Turner — British Landscapes of the Early 1800s
Object 5 of 11


Purchased 1833 at the time of the Royal Academy of Arts (London) exhibition[1] by Hugh Andrew Johnstone Munro [1795-1865], Novar, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland; (sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 6 April 1878, no. 101); bought by (Thos. Agnew & Sons, London), for Kirkman Daniel Hodgson, Ashgrove, Kent; by descent to Robert Kirkman Hodgson, Gavelacre, Hampshire; sold 1893 to (Thos. Agnew & Sons, London); purchased the same year by Sir Charles Tennant, Bt. [1823-1906], Glen, Innerleithen, Peeblesshire, Scotland; by descent 1920 to his grandson,[2] Christopher Tennant, 2nd Baron Glenconner [b. 1899], London; sold July 1923 to (Charles Carstairs for M. Knoedler & Co., London), from whose New York branch it was purchased November 1923 by Andrew W. Mellon, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C.; gift by 1937 to his daughter, Ailsa Mellon Bruce [1901-1969], New York; bequest 1970 to NGA.

[1] The painting was number 8 in the catalogue of the exhibition.

[2] On the Tennant family see James Dugdale, "Sir Charles Tennant, the Story of a Victorian Collector," The Connoisseur, 178 (September 1971): 11.

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