Made with the page turned horizontally, this view is presumably somewhere on Turner’s route between Whitby and Durham, seen of earlier and later pages respectively. The broad sandflats in the left foreground may indicate a point near the mouth of the Tees, looking south towards the Cleveland Hills. Gerald Wilkinson detected snow on these hills, and was inclined to allot the book to a different, spring tour;1 but snow is not apparent to this compiler, and the drawing seems to show a summer view, with trees in full leaf in the foreground.
For other watercolour studies in this sketchbook, see under folio 5 recto (D02468).
See Wilkinson 1972, p.109.