About 1824-5 Turner, with the Thomas Lupton, planned a series of plates of English coastal towns. These were provisionally called 'Harbours of England' and subsequently issued as 'Ports' in 1826. Turner produced 14 of 24 proposed subjects. Important coastal towns are observed from the sea, and the emphasis is always on the marine elements, exemplified here by the man-of-war from the naval docks, saluted by a waving sailor.
Gallery label, August 2004
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