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The subject is continued on folio 38 recto opposite (D04975; Turner Bequest LXXXI 73). Ships Bearing up for Anchorage (‘The Egremont Seapiece’) was shown at the Royal Academy in 1802 (Tate T03868, displayed at Petworth House, West Sussex);1 there are other studies for it on folios 33 verso–34 recto and 34 verso–35 recto (D04966–D04969; Turner Bequest LXXXI 64–65, 66–67). This is the most elaborate of the series, but it only partly indicates the complete design, omitting several of the most prominent ships.
Butlin and Joll 1984, p.17 no.18, pl.14 (colour).
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