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Allowing for the sketchiness of the foreground, Turner’s viewpoint appears to be at about the point where Barbrook Road becomes Lynbridge Road, leading down to Lynmouth at the end of the valley of the West Lyn River. Lynton stands to the north on the heights to the left, while Foreland Point is in the distance to the north-east beyond Lynmouth. The valley is now densely wooded, obscuring this prospect, but George Rowe’s lithograph Entrance to Lynton and Lynmouth of about 1828 or 1835 and George Townsend’s 1853 engraving Lynton and Lynmouth (Westcountry Studies Library, Exeter) shows the unobstructed view.
There are five sets of stitch holes near the left-hand edge.