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Looking north-east, the jagged stump of Gaunt’s Tower and the relatively well-preserved Elizabethan ruin of Leicester’s Building are seen from just inside Kenilworth Castle’s low perimeter wall, or possibly from the wall itself. The slight form towards the bottom right appears to be a continuation of the tip of the tower. Leicester’s Building is also prominent on the recto (D22042).
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).
Shanes 1979, p.156