Joseph Mallord William Turner (British, 1775-1851)
Line Fishing, Off Hastings, Exhibited at the Royal Academy 1835
Oil on canvas
23 x 30 in. (58.4 x 76.2 cm)


This shows inshore fishermen using a baited line in the English Channel. Turner based it on a sketchbook drawing of 1816 and a watercolor of 1818. A critic described the painting as ‘a beautiful marine piece.’ It is probably a pair with the painting hung nearby, St. Michael’s Mount, Cornwall.


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