Several fishermen are shown in yellow oilskin trousers and sou’wester hats, with the outline of at least one female companion on the right. For other examples of such groups, see the Introduction.
As discussed there, this is one of the subjects of figures by the sea which Ian Warrell tentatively suggested as linked to Brighton around 1827, while noting that they could equally well show scenes in England or France on other occasions.1
See Warrell 1989, pp.120, 123 note 114.
Blank; inscribed by John Ruskin in pencil ‘34 | O’ bottom right; inscribed in pencil ‘54–68’ top left; inscribed in pencil ‘D24628’ bottom left. There is a border of white paper or tape, indicating that the sheet was formerly mounted.