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This colour sketch, executed in thin grey, yellow and red watercolour, appears to show buildings by water with the masts of boats at the left foreground. The most likely subject matter is of a view near London Bridge on the Thames, a subject depicted in three pencil and wash sketches in this book: folios 10, 11 and 43 (D13824, D13825, D13858; CLXX 9, 10, 42). With these in mind, the two tower shapes near the centre of the study may be the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral or the Spire of St Magnus-the-Martyr at the left and the Monument to the Great Fire of London to the right as in folio 12.
The three studies were likely to have been made back in the studio following Turner’s sketching on the Thames with the present book, although it is possible that they were also made en plein air.