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- Graphite on paper
- Support: 179 x 254 mm
- Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CXXXIV 5
Finberg misread Turner’s ‘Water’ as ‘Chevin’, thereby incorrectly implying the scene was Otley Chevin near Farnley Hall (see folio 31 recto; D09811; Turner Bequest CXXXIV 19). In fact the building is the ruined Ayton Castle, with the bridge at West Ayton to the south down the valley of the River Derwent. The castle’s prominent corbels are still in place today; it stands about four miles inland, west of the coast at Scarborough (see folio 46 recto; D09866; Turner Bequest CXXXIV 65).