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Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. Foulness Island, at the eastern extremity of the Essex bank of the Thames, is seen above, Southend below. What Turner means by ‘Oxney Light’ is unclear. The two vessels shown off Southend include a lightship with its twin lanterns on the yard-arm, but too close to the shore to be the Nore lightship shown on folio 62 verso (D06458; Turner Bequest XCIX 58a).