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At the top right is a study of a three-masted ship under full sail. It may be shown again at the bottom centre among smaller sailing boats. At the top left a separate sketch, made with the page turned vertically, shows a group of figures, perhaps in a small boat, off the starboard bow of a large vessel. For more on studies in this sketchbook relating to the regatta events at Cowes from late July 1827 onwards, see the sketchbook Introduction.
Part of the outer edge of the page appears to have been accidentally caught and folded back, forming a shallow crescent.