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At the centre of this view, which looks east along the High Street on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, is the fifteenth-century building known as John Knox House. This was presumably Turner’s object of interest, as it is drawn quite carefully compared to the other buildings which are only roughly sketched. A series of scribbles across the centre of the page may represent figures, carts and stalls laid out on this busy street in Edinburgh’s Old Town.
At the bottom left of the page is the slight continuation of a sketch from folio 19.