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Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this drawing shows the ruined Great Hall of Kenilworth Castle, looking west from the south-west corner of the inner court. The upright structure right of centre is the bay window which would have illuminated the hall on the first floor.
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