With the page turned horizontally, this slight sketch shows shipping with London Bridge and St Paul’s Cathedral in the distance. The scrawled inscription on the left may relate to the boats.
There are similar studies on the recto and folio 56 recto opposite (D22526, D22528). Given the Margate drawings elsewhere in this book, Turner perhaps had a moment to make these studies when leaving or returning on one of the steamers used on the route to the resort down the Thames Estuary (see the Introduction).
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