This study was made with the page turned vertically. Susan Sloman cites Ian Warrell as relating this study with the group of figures at the extreme left of Turner’s contemporary view of Brighthelmstone (later Brighton; private collection).1
Finberg recorded this subject as the verso; see the Technical notes to the sketchbook’s Introduction.
Sloman 2003, p. no.31, reproduced in colour, p. and on front cover, as ‘A View of Brighton from the West’; not in Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979.