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Finberg’s conjecture that the view shows Cader Idris1 is very likely correct, though the ridge line is exaggeratedly broken (perhaps Turner’s attempt to reconstruct it while it was obscured by cloud). The viewpoint seems to be Castell y Bere, a ruined castle on a knoll a little way to the west of Cader. The division of the fields in the centre of the drawing immediately below the foreground drop has been preserved until the present day. Finberg’s suggestion that Plynlimmon is visible beyond is less plausible. For a note on other sketches of Cader in this book see folio 46 recto (D01284; Turner Bequest XXXVIII 32).
Finberg 1909, I, p.85.
There are watercolour smears along edges of sheet.
Blank; a slight pencil mark; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.