The present page demonstrates some of the peripheral land as it slopes towards and then drops away into ramparts and ditches. The pencil lines are clean and sure, with some brief areas of hatching. For a description of the Castle itself in this sketch, see the entry for the facing page.
For further information about the role of Dover and its Castle in this sketchbook and elsewhere in Turner’s oeuvre, see the entry for folio 24 recto (D17247).
Finberg 1909, I, p.604.