Painting of Rotterdam Harbor

Description
The painting by Marinus Drulman shows an unidentified steamship entering a crowded Rotterdam Harbor. The port of Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, dates back to the 14th century and is the largest port in Europe.
In the painting, there are several smaller vessels surrounding the steamship. In the background appears a lot of harbor activity. The sky is gray and filled with smoke from the ships, and the sea is still and dark.
Artist Marinus Johannus Drulman (1912-1978) worked under the pseudonym M. de Jongere. He was born in Amsterdam and was known mainly for painting harbors and landscapes.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1954
maker
de Jongere, M.
Physical Description
oil on canvas (overall material)
Measurements
without frame: 26 in x 42 in; 66.04 cm x 106.68 cm
ID Number
2005.0279.051
accession number
2005.0279
catalog number
2005.0279.051
Credit Line
Gift of CIGNA Museum and Art Collection
subject
Maritime
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Data Source
National Museum of American History