These two studies of the Isle of Staffa from the south-east were made shortly before Turner landed at the south of the island near the entrance to Fingal’s Cave (see folio 20 verso; D26781). The entrance to the cave is visible as a shaded area at the left of the bottom sketch. The top sketch was made from a slightly more easterly position, so that the entrance to the cave is not visible. This sketch, however, does take in the wave-shaped curve of the rocks surrounding the Clamshell cave at the right.
For references to all of Turner’s sketches of Staffa and Fingal’s Cave see folio 40 (D26817).