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The subjects from folio 3 recto (D10778) to folio 6 recto (D10781) await positive identification, but the views of Southwark Bridge preceding them (see under folio 1 recto; D10775) and the subsequent sketch of Greenwich on folio 7 recto (D10783) suggest that they are all likely to be River Thames scenes around London. The meandering watercourse with trees and barges shown here is reminiscent of many of the studies made while Turner lived west of London beside the Thames at Isleworth, a decade before the likely date of the studies here.1
For Gerald Wilkinson’s comments on the style and dating of this and other pages in the sketchbook, see under folio 4 recto (D10779).
See David Hill, Turner on the Thames: River Journeys in the Year 1805, New Haven and London 1993.