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This appears to be one of a large number of sketches on loose sheets of paper depicting coastal terrain and seagoing vessels in various combinations. For the grouping and dating of these works to the middle and later periods of Turner’s career, see the section introduction.
Light brown staining across the sheet. Stamped in black with Turner Bequest monogram and ‘CCCLXIV – 86’.