The object on the left is perhaps the sign-board of a rural inn. Like the figures on the right it is presented contre-jour against a bright sky above an elemental landscape. A diagonal sunbeam is suggested at the top centre. This is one of a sequence of fourteen monochrome, tonal studies of landscapes and cloudy skies running from about the middle of the sketchbook onwards; for the others and further discussion, see the Introduction. Unlike others in this sequence, in this case there is a slight underlying pencil structure to the composition.
Blank, save for a very slight continuation of watercolour from folio 30 recto (D17886).