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Through the jagged entrance of one of the caves on the east side of Tintagel Haven, the castle is seen on its height to the south-west, with the steep gap separating the mainland from the Island peninsula to its right and the quay and winch serving the local slate quarries lightly indicated below, near the middle of the sketch. The cave mouth frames the scene shown laterally on folios 32 recto and 33 recto (D41308, D41309); other views of the site are discussed in the entry for the first of these. The caves appear on folio 34 recto (D41310); for other views of Tintagel, see under folio 9 recto (D41284).
As discussed in the introduction, the pages of this ‘sketchbook’ appear to have originally been loose sheets, and are not recorded in Finberg’s 1909 Inventory of the Bequest, although he subsequently noted the subject as ‘Rocks’ in a manuscript listing,1 as did C.F. Bell in his own notes.2 Figures usually corresponding to Finberg’s MS catalogue page numbers, which differ from Bell’s sequence, are inscribed on the verso of most sheets.
A.J. Finberg, MS addenda, [circa 1928–39], tipped into a copy of his A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, Tate Britain Prints and Drawings Room, vol.I, opposite p.356, as CXXV(a) 55.
C.F. Bell, MS addenda, [after 1928], tipped into a copy of Finberg 1909, Tate Britain Prints and Drawings Room, vol.I, p.356B, as CXXVa 57.
The sheet is slightly wrinkled, possibly as a result of exposure to damp.
Blank, save for inscription by Edwin Fagg in pencil ‘156 | 55’ bottom right. There are glue stains at the corners of the sheet.