This watercolour may depict a view on the South Coast of England. During the 1840s Martin executed a number of views on the south coast from Hastings to Worthing. For a view of Eastbourne by Martin see Hazlitt, Gooden and Fox, John Martin 1789-1854 Loan Exhibition Oil Paintings Watercolours Prints, exhibition catalogue, London, 1975, p. 42, no. 42, pl. 42 (Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne).