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Finberg described this is a coastal scene, although there is no open sea in evidence. The drawing may show an estuary, with boats and figures by a quay or beach below what is perhaps an inn with washing hanging outside. The subject is possibly continuous with the drawing on the recto (D08742; CXXIII 208), which may show the view further to the right. The location may be on or around the lower Tamar, as Finberg suggested as the subject of the recto, or the Hamoaze (the Tamar Estuary). For other views in the Plymouth area, see under folio 3 verso (D08367).