This drawing is one of two shore scenes facing each other (see also folio 52 verso opposite; D18784) but otherwise isolated within a long run of blank pages. The buildings on the right here may be the twin riverfront pavilions of Greenwich Hospital (later the Royal Naval College), overlooking the Thames, seen from the east. The subject was long familiar to Turner; see under Tate D08131 (Turner Bequest CXVII D). The classical details are somewhat casual and inaccurate, but one of the site’s twin domes may be loosely indicated on the right. Compare the aspect shown in James Holland’s 1862 watercolour Greenwich Hospital as it was in 1837 (Tate N03051).