Turner filled this page with panoramic views of Sark’s high jagged cliffs. The two sketches at the top of the page are inverted in relation to the sketchbook as foliated and the cursory drawing to the right was taken with the page turned vertically. As indicated by Turner’s note, the sketch in the centre of the page records the point at which Little Sark is joined to the main island by an extremely high and narrow isthmus called La Coupée.1 This geological feature constitutes one of the volume’s major preoccupations, and recurs on folios 56 verso (D23626; Turner Bequest CCLII 56a); 57 recto (D23627; Turner Bequest CCLII 57); 59 verso (D23632; Turner Bequest CCLII 59a); 60 recto (D23633; Turner Bequest CCLII 60); 61 recto to 62 verso (D23635–D23638; Turner Bequest CCLII 62a); 73 recto to 74 recto (D23659–D23661; Turner Bequest CCLII 74).
J.T. Cochrane, A Guide to the Island of Guernsey, St Peter Port 1826, p.141.