Here Turner has largely obscured the rough pencil under-sketch of a headland and beach with vigorously applied wash in muted brown, gold, grey, and blue. These distinct areas of colour, which are of similar saturation, have the effect of contracting and flattening the composition, diminishing a sense of aerial recession. Turner has inscribed ‘F[?k]’ in pencil at the bottom right, presumably shorthand for Folkestone.
What appears to be Turner’s palm print in brown pigment can be seen on the folio 19 verso (D35381) opposite. There is some dark grey pigment close to the gutter of the sketchbook on that page which does not seem to be related to the drawing here.