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The view is to the south-east from the vicinity of the Upperton Monument folly in Petworth Park,1 with Petworth House indicated as a shallow rectangle about a mile and a half away in the centre. Turner makes a written note of ‘Deer’ at the bottom right, having already drawn them on the recto (D18741).2 The view continues a quarter of the way across folio 21 recto opposite (D18743).
The sequence of sketches between folio 17 verso (D18736) and (apparently) folio 26 recto (D18753), and possibly 26 verso (D18754), comprises Sussex subjects in the vicinity of Petworth, those as far as folio 22 verso (D18746) showing the park west of the house. For a note on Lord Egremont, Petworth, and Turner’s work there, see the sketchbook’s Introduction.