Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this study of the port side of a ship under sail includes some shading, suggesting sunlight casting shadow from the foremast’s sails to the mainmast’s. The apparent inscription ‘true HL’, presumably indicating the sea’s horizon line some way above the hull, suggests an elevated coastal viewpoint, likely overlooking the Channel. The dark marks at the bottom left may be figures on the shore.
Other aspects of light, colours and conditions are noted with typical brevity; see the sketchbook’s Introduction for the many slight coastal and shipping views and inscribed studies of clouds and the sun over the sea scattered through it.
The whole page has darkened, possibly as a result of water damage in the 1928 Tate flood.