This view is based on a drawing in the contemporary Dolbadarn sketchbook (Tate D02151; Turner Bequest XLVI 106), which is annotated by Turner ‘Snowdon | from Beddgelert’.
Finberg 1909, I, p.78, as ‘Skiddaw from Derwentwater’, c.1797.
There are traces of a vertical centre fold. The sheet is creased and mould-stained; its condition may be owing to the Tate Gallery flood of 1928, but it is possible that some of the damage occurred in the studio. Although the large sheets in the present subsection all have a centre fold, caused by the method of drying over a rope at the paper mill, the central crease in this case seems to have been inflicted by accident. This may be the reason why Turner made a second version of the subject, which he took to a somewhat higher state of finish (Tate D04178; Turner Bequest LXX a).