JOSEPH MALLORD WILLIAM TURNER . Sunrise With Sea Monsters . Circa 1845 . Oil on canvas | Although this unfinished painting has come to be known as Sunrise With Sea Monsters, the obscure pink shape at the lower centre of the canvas probably depicts fish; indeed a red and white float and part of a net can be seen nearby . . The subject of fishing was of interest to Turner throughout his career, as were remarkable sunsets and sunrises such as the dawn depicted here . .