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Drawn inverted in relation to the main numbered sequence of subjects in this sketchbook, this sketch may record Turner’s first impression of Kirkby Lonsdale Bridge as he scrambled down the right bank of the River Lune to view the structure from downstream. A second sketch on folio 3 verso opposite (D11526; Turner Bequest CXLVIII 4c) shows a slightly more distant view, and he also made preliminary sketches in the Yorkshire 2 sketchbook (Tate D11128, D11127; Turner Bequest CXLV 60, 59a).
For Kirkby Lonsdale Bridge see notes to D11526. The present writer has dated Turner’s sketches of Kirkby Lonsdale to Friday 9 August and Saturday 10 August 1816.