J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Hastings; Fishermen Landing their Catch c.1810

Folio 25 Recto:
?Hastings; Fishermen Landing their Catch circa 1810
Turner Bequest CXI 25
Pencil on white wove paper, 88 x 110 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Red and Blue and W[hite] top | Red H[at] | W jacket’ top right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘25’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CXI 25’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
For views around Hastings in this book, see Introduction. Butlin and Joll draw attention to this one as possibly related to Turner’s picture Fishmarket on the Sands (William Rockhill Nelson Gallery and Atkins Museum of Fine Arts, Kansas City, Missouri)1 sold to John Fuller from Turner’s Gallery in 1810. However as they admit, this connection is not certain. The picture may not be of Hastings at all and predates the sketches here if they were made in summer 1810 when Turner visited East Sussex to make views for John Fuller.

David Blayney Brown
May 2011

Butlin and Joll 1984, pp.75–6 no.105 (pl.112).

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘?Hastings; Fishermen Landing their Catch c.1810’, catalogue entry, May 2011, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/hastings-fishermen-landing-their-catch-r1131115, accessed 26 June 2019.