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
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From the Tour: Constable and Turner — British Landscapes of the Early 1800s
Object 5 of 11

Conservation Notes

The medium-weight canvas is finely plain woven; it has been lined. The ground is light gray (warm in tone on account of brown admixtures), and is smoothly applied. There is thin dark gray brushed underdrawing in the two ships to the left of the ferryboat. The painting is executed in thick opaque layers with moderate impasto. The impasto has been flattened during lining. There is scattered retouching throughout the sky and along all the edges of the painting. The natural resin varnish has discolored yellow to a moderate degree.

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