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The principal sketch shows the ruined Cistercian monastery of Kirkstall Abbey from an easterly perspective. The River Aire can be seen meandering through the valley at centre. A slight and faintly rendered sketch of the Abbey is drawn above the main view.
For more information see Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Kirkstall Abbey, on the River Aire 1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, August 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-kirkstall-abbey-on-the-river-aire-r1146210.