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This tiny sketch, drawn at the top right corner of the page with the sketchbook inverted, is a distant view of Rosehill (now Brightling) Park, the home of John Fuller, set against clumps of trees. Turner painted Rosehill for Fuller in 1810 (private collection),1 in a rather similar distant view. See Introduction to the sketchbook for Fuller’s commissions to Turner that year and the artist’s later work for him. For other drawings of the house see the two Hastings sketchbooks (D07689, D07695; Turner Bequest CXI 61, 65 and Tate D10392–D10393; Turner Bequest CXXXIX 33a–34).
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, p.130 no.211 (pl.212).