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The City Mill, in Eastgate Street on the River Itchen, was built in 1744 and is still standing. The still life of sculpture and architectural fragments in the foreground of this view of it is an interesting early instance of Turner’s fascination with incongruous juxtapositions. Finberg’s proposal1 that the slight sketch on folio 1 recto (D00407) also shows Winchester City Mill is hardly substantiated by the details recorded in the two drawings.
Finberg 1909, I, p.41.
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.