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See A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.594.
Paper conservator Peter Bower has identified the maker of this sheet and D17126 as Thomas Budgen of Dartford Mill, Kent.1 There is a fold down the centre, and the top and left-hand edges have been trimmed irregularly; the latter is also crumpled and torn, and there are also small holes within the sheet towards the bottom left. There is a reinforcing strip of the same paper along the bottom edge, and there are creases to the patchily darkened surface. A semicircular mark at the left was presumably left by a carelessly placed glass or other vessel.
Bower 1990, p.111 note 6.