With the sketchbook turned vertically, Turner filled this page with small drawings of the kind of steep and craggy coastal terrain that abounds in the Channel Islands. The relatively detailed scene at the top may depict Creux on the south-east coast of Sark Island where a summer harbour had been established. This ‘romantic spot’ is backed by ‘almost perpendicular cliffs’ and flanked by distinctive rocky outcrops.1 Creux constitutes one of the volume’s major preoccupations; for comparisons, see the pages listed under the entry for folio 58 recto (D23629; Turner Bequest CCLII 58).
J.T. Cochrane, A Guide to the Island of Guernsey, St Peter Port 1826, p.139.