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The drawing is inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation. The viewpoint is from some way out in the Solent, looking south to the entrance of the River Medina, with Cowes Castle outlined on the right (see under folio 72 verso; D20708; Turner Bequest CCXXVI 69a), and East Cowes Castle on the skyline to the left of centre (see under folio 1 verso; D20597). The moored boat flying a prominent flag may mark a racing course. For more on studies in this sketchbook relating to the regatta events at Cowes from late July 1827 onwards, see the Introduction.