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Freshwater Bay lies considerably farther west than the villages of the Undercliff and its hinterland which Turner visited and recorded on the immediately preceding pages of this sketchbook. Cormack and Dearden suggest that a watercolour of the same spot in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (PD. 109–1950)1 is based on this drawing. It is a somewhat generalised version of the subject, in blue-grey washes over pencil, and stylistically can hardly be later than 1795; it seems to be by Edward Dayes (1763–1804). Another view of Freshwater Bay (untraced)2 was engraved by John Landseer for an unpublished work of about 1799.
The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally.
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.
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