The smear of yellow pigment at the top right of the subject is similar to paint smears on the rectos or versos of other leaves: see folios 69, 74, 83–87 (D00629, D00635, D00653–D00657; Turner Bequest XXVI 72, 77, 91–95). The palette of this drawing resembles that of the studies on folios 71 recto and 72 recto (D00632, D00633; Turner Bequest XXVI 74, 75); see also Tate D00676 (Turner Bequest XXVII O).
The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally.
The corner at the bottom left of the subject has been made up.
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.
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