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This is 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.
Round patches of white towards the top centre of the painted area, perhaps caused by drops of water.
The verso is attached to the mount.