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With the sketchbook turned to the left are four sketches of Torthorwald Castle. Having drawn the ruins in detail from up close on folio 56 verso (D25872), on this page Turner attempted to record the castle in relation to its surroundings. The top sketch therefore shows the castle from a distance, setting it among near and distant hills. Beneath this is a sketch from closer to indicating how the ruins sit on the earthwork motte. The bottom two sketches set the castle alongside the village of Torthorwald, where it appears almost to nestle among the houses in the second from bottom sketch, but rise above them at the bottom of the page.