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The sketches between folio 36 recto (D09255) and folio 43 recto (D09263) were made in the vicinity of Trematon Castle, above the St Germans or Lynher River west of the River Tamar and Plymouth. The subjects as far as folio 127 recto (D09358) are all identified or presumed sites within a few miles in and around Plymouth, suggesting a series of fairly short excursions. With the page turned horizontally, Turner’s viewpoint here is the east bank of the top end of Forder Lake, with the castle above to the west. What is now The Old Mill is at the bottom right, with the foot of the lane leading up Castle Hill on the left. There is a similar view on folio 37 recto (D09256).
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.396 no.822.