Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the main view is a low coastal profile with yachts passing waterside buildings, continuing on folio 71 verso opposite (D18127). At the top is a slighter view, again continued opposite, with a separate detail of its tower with a corner turret above. The subjects are likely to be around the Isle of Wight or the nearby coast of the mainland. Below, the other way up, is a wooded coastline above an annotation which appears to be ‘Sandbank’, rather than Finberg’s unlikely reading which led to his declaring the subject ‘Views on the river [Thames in London] at “Lambeth.”’1 For more on studies in this sketchbook relating to the regatta events at Cowes from late July 1827 onwards, see the sketchbook Introduction.
Finberg 1909, I, p.628.
- River Thames(733)