The drawing is inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation.
The studies of the sun and clouds over the sea on folios 105 recto–108 recto (D35677–D35783) and inside the back cover (D41151) were perhaps all made from the vicinity of Mrs Booth’s house in Margate, looking north over the beach, a favourite vantage point for the artist (see for example the group of ‘Margate Beach Scenes’ in the ‘Margate, London and Surrey c.1829–45’ section of this catalogue). The lighthouse on the adjacent pier may be shown in D35681, and neighbouring Droit House in D35683. For other Margate views, see under folio 99 verso (D35666).
For the unusual specific dates inscribed on a few pages of this sketchbook, see the Introduction.
There is some brown staining at the gutter and at the edge, possibly indicating water damage in the 1928 Tate flood.