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This spread demonstrates how Turner would sometimes fill each page of his smaller sketchbooks with several drawings. This book consists of blank sheets bound into an Almanack, dated 1842, which includes details of religous holidays, 'Places of Amusement open to the Public gratuitously', and Post Office Regulations. Turner used it on his 1842 tour of Switzerland, as is confirmed by his inscription of 'July 5' on folio 21 verso, for it was only on this trip that he was abroad on that date.
Gallery label, September 2004