Calais Fishermen [drawing]
Calais Fishermen

Pen and ink drawing, approx. 6.8 × 12.4 cm (image only). The editors of the Library Edition describe the image as “a sketch of calm sea at low tide, with sailing‐boat and fishermen” (Ruskin, Works, 2:341 n. 1). Two fishing boats float side by side. Figures are at work both aboard the boats and in the water, where they stand and stoop with nets. On shore, a lone figure observes the fishermen.