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In this work Turner depicts a view of a Folkestone beach at twilight, probably including the harbour in the distance. Muted grey, blue, green, and purple tones have been applied in dilute wash to convey a sense of the stillness which evening brings. Vivid against these planes of subdued colour is a central towered structure in bright red, whose pigment bleeds opportunely into the surrounding grey sky.
Some of the watercolour continues onto the opposite page.