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This is a right-hand page from the sketchbook. The exact position on the river near Isleworth is uncertain; it could be close to Turner’s Sion (or Syon) Ferry House or further away if a building behind the barges in the right distance is the Pavilion in Syon Park. A heavy shower approaches from the right and men are hauling a canvas cover over the cargo of a boat.
Blank, save for trials of red watercolour. Variously inscribed in pencil, ‘152 erased’, ‘561’, ‘29’, ‘XCV 49’, ‘Loan 152’.