This quick sketch depicting the outline of hills with a bay of water in the foreground is one of a group of sketches made at St Mary’s Loch in Selkirkshire: folios 24–28 (D26140–D26148). The view was likely to have been taken from the road beneath Capper Law, at the north end of the loch between St Mary’s Churchyard and the settlement of Cappercleuch. The bay in the foreground is where the Megget Water flows into the loch, with Bridge End Hill above it. Most of the sketches of the loch show a similar view.
For the context of Turner’s visit to St Mary’s Loch, see folio 24 (D26130) and Edinburgh sketchbook 1834 Introduction.