This ink etching depicts a busy dock scene from the perspective of someone in the stern of a boat. There are several figures in the bow of this boat who are wearing hats; three are seated and two standing figures face each other and appear to be engaged in conversation. A body of water is visible to our right alongside this boat. Behind is a row of sailboats moored at this dock with many people on them. Extending behind these boats in the distance is an arched brick bridge. To our left is a busy dock with a stairway that leads up to a row of brick buildings with arched windows and doorways.
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