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The setting appears to be a quayside with a group of figures looking towards a commercial barge. The annotations ‘R’ and ‘W’ typically stand for red and white. The spatial relationship between the barge and the hastily sketched sails is unclear, as is the setting; in August 1825 Turner was abroad in the Low Countries, and it is possible that the scene was observed there, although drawings on nearby pages including the verso (D18603) show the familiar scene from the top of Richmond Hill (see the Introduction).
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