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With the page turned vertically and the gutter at the top, Turner has sketched a figure in a rowing boat at the centre. The other way up, there are studies of the hulls of more substantial vessels towards the outer edge. With the page inverted relative to the foliation, at the gutter is an extension of the view of fishing boats off the old Billingsgate fish market on folio 36 verso opposite (D17895). The section here is limited to one of the boats, with the arches of Old London Bridge west up the River Thames beyond.
More than half the drawings in this sketchbook show the river around the bridge, and are likely to date from 1824; see the Introduction.