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This rough sketch shows a hilly landscape with what appears to be a river or road going through it. The diagonal strokes across the page are probably supposed to suggest rainfall, but may also be crossing out. Of the largely illegible inscriptions dashed off around the page ‘W burg’ | ‘W’ can be seen at top centre towards left. This may indicate that Turner depicts the outskirts of Würzburg, a town to the northeast of Nuremberg.
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