Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this view continues a little onto folio 17 recto opposite (D22351). The juxtaposition of Coventry’s three spires (Christchurch in the distance beyond St Michael’s and Holy Trinity from left to right) indicates a view from the north-east, from an area now much changed. The foreground is the valley of the River Sherbourne, long since covered over, and the viewpoint appears to be in the vicinity of the Whitefriars section of the modern Ringway flyover.3
Shanes 1979, p.156.
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.399 no.849, reproduced.
See successive historical street maps, [Rob Orland], Historic Coventry, accessed 1 July 2013, http://www
.historiccoventry. .co .uk /covmaps /allmaps .php