Inverted in relation to the sketchbook as foliated, the small drawings on this page record various views of Rocquaine Bay on the western coast of Guernsey. Fort Grey, the ‘Martello’ tower which defended this stretch of coast during the Napoleonic Wars, recurs at least three times.1 Perched on a rock at the centre of the bay, this fortress is identifiable by a cylindrical tower ringed by a circular stone wall. For other depictions of the bay in this volume, see the entry for folio 77 verso (D23668; Turner Bequest CCLII 77a).
W.H. Clements, Towers of Strength: the story of the Martello towers, Barnsley 1999, pp.67–9.