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The sketches on this pastedown show a figure of a woman wearing a bonnet, the spire of the Church of Our Saviour at Copenhagen, a distant town with buildings and windmills, and a harbour with moored sailing boats. The inscriptions ‘Harfen’ (i.e. ‘havn’, the word for ‘harbour’ in Danish), ‘Fish’ and ‘Speise Tafel’ (‘menu’ in German) are rendered around the sketches.
The signatures and inscriptions Henry Scott Trimmer, Charles Turner, Charles Locke Eastlake and John Prescott Knight (executors of Turner’s will) are also inscribed.