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John Gage, J.M.W. Turner: ‘A Wonderful Range of Mind’, New Haven and London 1987, p.37.
The page is stained by the glue used to fasten the crimson leather loops and corner details to the covers.
The upper right hand quadrant of the verso bears the counterproof of the drawing on folio 7 recto (D27487; Turner Bequest CCLXXIXb 7).