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The great house at Cowdray, near Midhurst and a short ride from Petworth, was mainly built from 1520 and reduced to ruins by a fire in 1793. Turner made two other drawings in the same sketchbook, D07518 and D07519; Turner Bequest CIX 7, 8. Here, he is looking at the west front of the house with its gatehouse, and the bridge over the River Rother at right. For a sketchier view with the bridge to the left see the contemporary Frittlewell sketchbook (Tate D07845; Turner Bequest CXII 84a).
Blank. Laid down.