Drawn with the page turned horizontally, this subject is reminiscent of scenes observed by Turner on his tour of South Wales in 1795, for example Tate D00566 (Turner Bequest XXVI 14) in the South Wales sketchbook, and anticipates drawings he was to make in other parts of Wales during his tour of 1798. He produced a small oil painting known as Limekiln at Coalbrookdale in this year, 1797, or possibly 1798 (Yale Center for British Art, New Haven).1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, p.20 no.22, pl.17 (colour).
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed by A.J. Finberg in pencil ‘141.63’.