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Drawn with the page turned horizontally, this and two preceding studies were probably used by Turner when he came to make the finished watercolour of Ullswater from Gowbarrow for Walter Fawkes, now in the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester.1 See folio 54 recto (D01042; Turner Bequest XXXV 40) and, for another view of the lake through trees, folio 52 recto (Tate D01040; Turner Bequest XXXV 38).
Wilton 1979, p.363 no.551, reproduced.
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed by A.J. Finberg ‘141.43’.