Earlier this year I found a box of sketchbooks at a car boot sale. They are a mixed lot most with no indication of who the artist might be. This book is a bit of a mystery as it has T W H and 1827 on the front. Two other similarly labelled books from the lot are dated 1887 and 1888 which would be more in line with the life of T W Hammond who is specifically named on one of these and was an artist in this local area (Nottinghamshire) who also designed lace for a living. The images around this boat picture are lace designs so the question will forever be there, is this the work of T W Hammond?