Forming a double-spread with folio 43 (D10262; Turner Bequest CXXXVII 42) and also continued slightly to the left on folio 41 verso (D10259; CXXXVII 40a) this view looks across the estate of Heathfield Park, past the spire of All Saints Church, Heathfield towards the coast and Beachy Head in the distance. In D10266 it reaches as far as the Gibraltar Tower. The resulting watercolour made for John Fuller about 1816 (British Museum, London)1 and the print engraved by William Bernard Cooke for Views in Sussex has been described as an ‘impressive but not strictly veracious landscape’.2
Fuller was related to Lord Heathfield who had led a heroic defence of Gibraltar during a Spanish siege in 1779–82. The Gibraltar Tower was built by a later owner of the estate in memory of Lord Heathfield’s action.