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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Sketch for 'Shoeburyness Fisherman Hailing a Whitstable Hoy' c.1808-9

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Inside Front Cover:
Sketch for ‘Shoeburyness Fisherman Hailing a Whitstable Hoy’ circa 1808–9
Pencil and pen and ink on white wove paper, 76 x 115 mm
Inscribed by the Executors of the Turner Bequest in ink and pencil (see main catalogue entry)
Stamped in black ‘CII’ top left
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The inscriptions are endorsements by the executors of the Turner Bequest; for these see the Introduction to the sketchbook. Finberg correctly identified the sketch as being for Shoeburyness Fisherman Hailing a Whitstable Hoy exhibited at Turner’s Gallery in 1809 (National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa).1 It differs from the picture in placing a man-of-war closer to the viewer and to the left instead of the right. For Walter Fawkes’s acquisition of the picture, having at first preferred Turner’s London (Tate N00483),2 see Introduction to the book. Other purchases by Fawkes from Turner are listed inside the back cover and on folio 53 (D40668, D06824). Butlin and Joll do not mention this sketch in their entry for Shoeburyness.

David Blayney Brown
March 2007

Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, p.62 no.85 (pl.95).
Ibid., pp.69–70 no.97 (pl.104).

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Sketch for ‘Shoeburyness Fisherman Hailing a Whitstable Hoy’ c.1808–9 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2007, 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/joseph-mallord-william-turner-sketch-for-shoeburyness-fisherman-hailing-a-whitstable-hoy-r1130813, accessed 24 June 2024.