Edward Croft-Murray, in annotations to a copy of Finberg now in Tate’s Library, suggested ‘Winchelsea’ for this subject, but the boats in the foreground indicate a river wider than the Brede as it passes below that town and thus likely to be the Rother below Playden or Rye. For a drawing certainly of Rye from the Rother see folio 8 of the sketchbook (D05764; Turner Bequest XCII 45).
Finberg records that this was one of four leaves from the sketchbook ‘found loose’.
The leaf is stained along the left margin.
Blank, inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘150. I. [crossed out] 1251’
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