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With the page turned horizontally, the subject of this study is apparently related to that on folio 2 verso (D04905; Turner Bequest LXXXI 4). They are probably ideas for one of the ambitious marines on which Turner was engaged in the years around 1800. The most obvious is the painting The Shipwreck of 1805 (Tate N00476);1 see under folio 1 verso (D04903; Turner Bequest LXXXI 2).
Butlin and Joll 1984, p.43 no.54, pl.64 (colour).