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This is among dozens of blue paper studies presumably made in connection with the Cowes Regatta events in the late summer of 1827; here the focus is on the port elevation of a yacht, with another seen from astern to the right. For several other closely observed studies of individual vessels, see the Introduction to this subsection.
As noted there, the present work and thirty-four other sheets were recorded in Finberg’s 1909 Inventory as unmounted, and ‘formed part of [a] parcel’ labelled by John Ruskin ‘O. 232. Chalk scrawls on grey. Rubbish.’1
Finberg 1909, II, p.702.
Blank; inscribed in pencil ‘232 | O’ top left, upside down; inscribed in pencil ‘CCXXVIII . 26’ top left, upside down.