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With the page turned vertically, there are four swift figure studies of men, one of whom may be walking or standing while two others crouch or kneel; the fourth is barely begun. They are perhaps sailors engaged in cleaning or maintenance tasks. At the top right is a small, unrelated study of a sailing boat. For more on studies in this sketchbook relating to the regatta events at Cowes from late July 1827 onwards, see the sketchbook Introduction.