J.M.W. Turner

Shoeburyness Fishermen Hailing a Whitstable Hoy

before 1809
Taking inspiration from the seventeenth-century Dutch marine painters and also working on site, Turner depicts the changeable weather conditions at sea. Among the assortment of vessels shown is a hoy (middleground, right), a small sea-going boat used to ferry passengers and cargo. This work is from a group of marine paintings set in the Thames estuary and made between 1808 and 1810.
Title
Shoeburyness Fishermen Hailing a Whitstable Hoy
Date
before 1809
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
91.7 x 122.2 cm
Nationality
British
Credit line
Purchased 1939
Accession number
4423