Turner's 1826 tour seems to have begun at Shoreham, a few miles to the west of Brighton. This is the first of a number of loose sheets of with an Ivy Mill that Turner used to supplement his sketchbooks during the early stages of his tour. In this instance he has folded the sheet in half and recorded the church of St Mary de Haura and the harbour at Shoreham on the outer sheet, continuing his observations of the jetties by the waterfront on the concealed inside segment.
Gallery label, September 2004
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