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A small oil painting of this subject, probably dating from about 1797–8, was sold at Christie’s, London, 19 July 1985 (42).1 It bore the traditional title of ‘Middleton Vale, Yorkshire’, but there is no more specific evidence for the identification.
Not in Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984; see Andrew Wilton, ‘The Monro School Question: Some Answers’, Turner Studies, vol.4, no.2, Winter 1984, pp.12, 13 ill.8.
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