Painting of Rotterdam Harbor


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.

Date Made: ca 1954

Maker: de Jongere, M.

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Maritime


See more items in: Work and Industry: Maritime, Cigna Maritime Collection, Transportation, Art


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of CIGNA Museum and Art Collection

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2005.0279.051Accession Number: 2005.0279Catalog Number: 2005.0279.051

Object Name: paintingpainting, oil

Physical Description: oil on canvas (overall material)Measurements: without frame: 26 in x 42 in; 66.04 cm x 106.68 cm


Record Id: nmah_1301960

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