AMY CONCANNON: We don’t know very much about Turner’s practices when it comes to painting outdoors. NARRATOR: Curator, Amy Concannon. AMY CONCANNON: He didn’t like to paint in oil paint outdoors because it was very time consuming and it involved cumbersome equipment. He much preferred pencil predominantly, but also watercolour outdoors. Canvas could be rolled up and transported relatively easily, particularly if you happen to be able to get the Steam Packet from pretty much outside your door in Chelsea all the way to Margate. He wouldn’t have had a great distance to travel on foot with that journey. So it could be that Turner painted this perhaps from the window at Mrs Booth’s boarding house in Margate or another coastal location.