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This page is the second of three in a row in the sketchbook that has been used for a composition study rather than an on-the-spot sketch (see folio 57; Tate D25632). This study bears stylistic and compositional similarity to a study in the Berwick sketchbook (Tate D25695; Turner Bequest CCLXV 30) which Finberg described as a ‘Study for Vignette of Columbus’,1 and Jan Piggott has related to A Tempest – Voyage of Columbus circa 1831–2 (watercolour; Tate D27719; Turner Bequest CCLXXX 202), a vignette design for Rogers’s Poetry.2
With the sketchbook inverted the drawing shows lines of perspective, perhaps made up of visionary figures as in the Columbus design, receding towards a giant swirling sun.
The inscription at the bottom of the page looks like ‘Brant’, though may read ‘Bright.’