Line Fishing, Off Hastings

J. M. W. Turnerca. 1835 (painted) - 1839

The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum

Oil painting, 'Line Fishing, Off Hastings', J. M. W. Turner, ca. 1835

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  • Title: Line Fishing, Off Hastings
  • Date Created: ca. 1835 (painted) - 1839
  • painted: Great Britain, Britain
  • artist: Turner, Joseph Mallord William (RA)
  • Subjects Depicted: sailing ships; boats
  • Place Part Of: Britain
  • More Information: This painting shows inshore fishermen using a baited line in the English Channel. Turner based it on a sketchbook drawing of 1816 and a watercolour of 1818. A critic described the painting as 'a beautiful marine piece'. It is probably a pair with the painting St Michael's Mount, Cornwall, also in the V&A.
  • Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: Height: 58.4 cm estimate, Width: 76.2 cm estimate
  • Type: Oil painting
  • Rights: Given by John Sheepshanks, 1857
  • External Link: http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O82565


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