This is one of a large number of sketches on loose sheets of paper depicting coastal terrain and seagoing vessels in various combinations. For the grouping and dating of these works to the middle and later periods of Turner’s career, see the section introduction.
Light brown marks across sheet. There are yellow spots in centre of page, perhaps caused by drops of water.
Pencil note reading ‘ccclxiv’. Stamped in black with the Turner Beques monogram and ‘CCCLXIV – 107’.