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With the sketchbook turned vertically, Turner covered much of this page in small drawings depicting hilly terrain punctuated by distant buildings. The upper part of the page features a cluster of discontinuous sketches below which are included two or possibly three more cursory landscapes on a larger scale, each framed by the edge of the page and drawn horizontal lines. Such terrain abounds in the Channel Islands and in the wide embouchure of the Seine, both much studied in this volume. The bottom left-hand corner is occupied by a Gothic church with a low spire resembling Vale Church in the north of Guernsey prior to its nineteenth-century alterations.