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The subject is continued on folio 51 recto opposite (D05001; Turner Bequest LXXXI 99). Compare the drawings on folios 46 verso–47 recto and 47 verso–48 recto (D04992–D04995; Turner Bequest LXXXI 90–91, 92–93). As the entries for those works suggest, this idea, unused by 1805, was taken up in a picture exhibited in Turner’s own gallery in 1807, Sheerness and the Isle of Sheppey, with the Junction of the Thames and the Medway from the Nore (National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC).1 The boat in breakers that is the focus of Fishermen upon a Lee–Shore, in Squally Weather, exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1802 (Southampton Art Gallery),2 is one of several elements in the new composition.
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