“Calais” Drawing 1 of 4

Vignette, 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, the latter scooping with nets. On shore, a lone figure observes the fishermen.