With the sketchbook turned upside down, here Turner has made a partial study of a church. This may be St Margaret’s at Lowestoft on the Suffolk coast. The crenellation of the tower and the form of the window tracery (recorded by Turner in detail jottings above the building) resembles that of St Margaret’s. Dating to the fifteenth century, the church was remodelled in 1871.1 A further cursory sketch has been rendered with the sketchbook turned vertically. It shows the profile of cliffs on the coast with a lighthouse. This also may be a distant view of the lighthouse and coast at Lowestoft (Tate D18225–D18226; Turner Bequest CCIX 35a–36).
‘Church History’, St Margaret’s Lowestoft, accessed 15 January 2015, http://www
.stmargaretslowestoft .co .uk /st -margarets -church /church -history