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Turner’s annotation, recording the fact that the boat has no foresail set, gives proof if that were needed that these drawings were made on the spot, and are not, like the majority of the studies in the Calais Pier book (Tate; Turner Bequest LXXXI), for instance, inventions based at second hand on memory.
Blank; inscribed by Ruskin in pen and red ink ‘1168’.
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