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Finberg conjectured that this shows Dynevor Castle1 (see the 1798 Hereford Court and Dynevor Castle sketchbooks; Tate; Turner Bequest XXXVIII, XL), but that seems unlikely, unless it is accepted as a fanciful elaboration of the subject. The church spire in that case would be entirely imaginary, and the river would be the Tywi.
A.J. Finberg (died 1939), undated MS note in interleaved copy of Finberg 1909, Tate Britain Prints and Drawings Room, I, opposite p.109.
The surface is considerably abraded. The subject drawn inside a ruled black ink border to which the sheet is closely trimmed; it was probably laid down by the artist on a lined mount which has disappeared.
Blank; stained from adhesion to an old mount or backing board.