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With the sketchbook inverted are two sketches of Carlisle. The main sketch, continuing on folio 44 verso (D25848), is of Carlisle from the north, probably from Eden Bridge. The River Eden runs in the foreground of the picture with Carlisle Castle and Cathedral above it. These are Turner’s most detailed depictions of the castle and cathedral in the sketchbook, and helped to inform his frontispiece design for volume 1 of Scott’s Poetical Works: Carlisle circa 1832 (watercolour, Yale Center for British Art);1 see folios 43 verso–44 (D25846–D25847). At the top of the page is a small sketch of the Eden Bridge.
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.427 no.1070.
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