Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this relatively detailed view of a town from a high vantage point is as yet unidentified, though likely to be a Kent subject like many others in this sketchbook; see the introduction. The drawing continues across folio 23 recto opposite (D35798; Turner Bequest CCCLXIII 22). The church spire here and the tower on the opposite page may be those also shown on folio 13 recto (D35781). See also folios 37 verso–38 recto and 38 verso–39 recto (D35821, D35823–D35825; Turner Bequest CCCLXIII 36–37, 37a–38).
The blank, unaccessioned recto is inscribed in red ink by John Ruskin ‘21’ bottom right and stamped in black ‘CCCLXIII – 21’ bottom right; see the note on page sequence in the Introduction’s technical notes.