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From West Looe Hill, with the cupola of St Nicholas’s Church in the foreground below and East Looe to the right, Turner looks up the East Looe River between the hills to the north.
This is the third of four drawings of Looe, Cornwall; see also folios 15 recto, 16 verso and 18 verso (D08881, D08883, D08887; CXXV 14, 15a, 17a). There are also studies in the contemporary Devonshire Coast, No.1 sketchbook (between Tate D08580 and D08588; Turner Bequest CXXIII 111a and 115a; and on Tate D08614; Turner Bequest CXXIII 129a).
There is some slight brown spotting in the sky.