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Continuing on folio 139 verso (D27216) is a sketch of the southern side of Elgin Cathedral as seen from the south-west corner. This half of the sketch shows the south tower at the west end of the cathedral, one of two towers that flank the west door. See folio 139 (D27015) for references to further sketches of the cathedral.
At the bottom left of the sketch, drawn with the sketchbook inverted, is a quick sketch of a well-dressed lady wearing a bonnet. It is not known whether this was someone that Turner met while travelling in Scotland, just someone he saw on his travels, or even an invented figure.