A busy view of the River Thames on the day of George IV's embarktion for Scotland. The right hand side of the composition is dominated by the English Baroque architecture of the Old Royal Naval College. A Union Jack flag is flying at full mast from the roof. The boat, the 'Royal George', emerges from the right with a man standing on the bow of the ship waving a flag. In the foreground and beyond is the river Thames, crowded with sailing vessels filled with people.