The drawings on this leaf are made with the sketchbook inverted and continued on folio 23 (D10372). The upper part of the double-spread is occupied by a view of Hastings seen from off-shore, stretching from the castle to East Hill. The lower portion has a closer view of the town, bringing the same buildings into clearer focus. They are annotated with colour notes. Turner’s careful fact-finding and preparations here bore fruit in the ‘intricately structured and well-observed’1 watercolour Hastings from the Sea (British Museum, London)2 which is dated 1818. By 1822, William Bernard Cooke was planning to engrave the watercolour for a sequel to Views in Sussex, to be called ‘Views at Hastings and its Vicinity’. This never appeared. Intermediate between Turner’s drawing and watercolour are two colour beginnings (Tate D17200, D17201; Turner Bequest CXCVII J, K).