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In this slight sketch, Kenilworth Castle is seen from the south, with the Saintlowe Tower on the left, Leicester’s Building to the right and the Great Tower rising between them on the north side of the inner court. There is a more detailed version on the verso (D22033).
Most of the sketches between folios 27 recto (D22024) and 37 verso (D22045) show Kenilworth. For the history of the castle and Turner’s subsequent watercolour, which Eric Shanes has described as a ‘synthesis’ of sketches between folios 28 verso (D22027) and 37 verso,1 see under folio 29 recto (D22028). The scribbled forms in the left foreground of the current drawing may indicate the cattle and milkmaid incorporated in the finished design.
Shanes 1979, p.156