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Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this slight sketch is not mentioned in Finberg’s 1909 listing of the Turner Bequest.1 There is a clump of trees on the right; the strokes resembling a ‘7’ to their left appear to be a perfunctory indication of a riverbank, since the horizontal stroke lines up with the horizon line in the sketch of a valley on folio 30 verso (D08330), of which the present drawing appears to be a continuation. There are various identified and likely subjects along the Thames Valley in this sketchbook, as discussed in the Introduction; this may be another.
See A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.341.