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Dartmouth Castle and the tower of St Petrox’s Church are shown on the west bank of the Dart Estuary, looking south-east towards the Kingswear side. There are related views on folios 2 verso, 3 recto and 238 verso (D08365, D08366, D08783); other Dartmouth views are discussed under the second of these. There is a view towards Dartmouth on the verso (D08786; CXXIII 237a).
Wilton 1979, p.385 no.737, reproduced; unspecified ‘[s]tudies of Dartmouth Castle’ in this sketchbook and elsewhere are mentioned.
The next leaf (preceding what is now folio 241 recto; D08787; CXXIII 238) has been torn out, leaving a narrow, irregular, unaccessioned blank stub. Its extraction slightly damaged the present page along the gutter at the head of the book (at the top right in relation to the drawing).