This leaf was one of six said by Finberg to be ‘loose and unnumbered’ but which ‘probably belonged to this [sketch]book’.1 It is now bound in with other Ramsgate subjects, for which see note to folio 22 verso (D10451). The view of the harbour with the lighthouse at left and the harbour wall at right is taken from closer than one facing it on folio 23 verso (D10453). Turner sketched them from a boat approaching the harbour from the north. He worked up a similar view for engraving by Robert Wallis in 1824 for Picturesque Views on the Southern Coast of England and, via the watercolour (Tate D18150; Turner Bequest CCVIII Q), for The Ports of England.
Finberg 1909 p.404.
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