Sun Rising through Vapour

This work was probably influenced by earlier Dutch painting. No particular locality seems intended. Almost certainly the picture was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1807 with the title as given here.

In Turner's will he asked for this and his 'Dido building Carthage' to be hung between Claude's 'Seaport with the Embarkation of the Queen of Sheba' and 'The Mill' at the National Gallery.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1775 - 1851
Full title
Sun rising through Vapour: Fishermen cleaning and selling Fish
Date made
before 1807
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
134 x 179.5 cm
Acquisition credit
Turner Bequest, 1856
Inventory number
NG479
Location in Gallery