Fishing Boats Entering Calais Harbor is an 1800s painting by the English Romantic painter, printmaker and watercolorist J. M. W. Turner. This work is located in the The Frick Collection in New York City.
Calais Harbor is a significant maritime gateway situated on the northern coast of France, overlooking the Strait of Dover, which separates France from England. Serving as a major port, Calais Harbor has played a pivotal role in both historical and contemporary contexts.
Historically, Calais has been a strategic location due to its proximity to England. The harbor has witnessed numerous historical events, including military conflicts and trade activities. During the medieval period, Calais was an English possession until the mid-16th century.