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This is a view of a stretch of the River Aire, inscribed ‘air’ by Turner at rear, flowing in the direction of Armley (inscribed ‘almely’). Armley village was dominated by the estate of the wealthy cloth manufacturer Benjamin Gott; the artist depicts his house on Tate D18395; Turner Bequest CCX 51. Above the river is a study of sky, lively with cirrus, cumulus and stratus clouds. Turner inscribes the colours of light as ‘yellow’, ‘blue’, ‘white’ and ‘red’.