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The subject is drawn with the page turned horizontally. David Hill notes that Castle Mill, prominent in the foreground of Turner’s drawing, was a newly reconstructed cotton mill. A watercolour view of Knaresborough from a slightly different point, but also including the mill, forms a plate in the series of Picturesque Views in England and Wales (private collection).1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.394 no.804, reproduced.
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.