“Calais” Drawing 3 of 4

Vignette, Fishermen on Pier, One Gazing out to Sea

Pen and ink, approx. 6.8 × 10.3 cm (image only).
The editors of the Library Edition describe the image as “a sketch of the sea with a wooden pier and a ship sailing in” (Ruskin, Works, 2:341 n. 4). Two fisherman stand on the pier with their nets, one watching the ship coming in, and the other folding his net. The roughness of the sea contrasts with the calm depicted in “Calais drawing 1”, Vignette, Calais Fishermen.