This represents a large tidal inlet of the river Dart that has been entirely drained and built upon since Turner's day. Dartmouth harbour is in the centre, with the Mill Pool running into it from the lower left. The hillside on the left is much reduced in height, clearly to bring more of the beyond it into view. In the study from which this was developed (no.64 in showcase 4), St Saviour's Church, Dartmouth is visible on the right, but perhaps the church was excluded here because this sheet is narrower than the sketchbook page.
Gallery label, September 2004