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Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. When the book was restitched, this leaf was flipped, the side that Finberg treated as the recto becoming the verso. The larger flag is a Spanish ensign. The verso (D05458; Turner Bequest LXXXIX 12) has a sketch of the Spanish flagship Santissima Trinidad and a note in which Turner reminds himself to ask about the colouring of her ‘standard’. The ensign would have been red and yellow.