The scene is perhaps on the River Medway near Aylesford; see folios 73 recto, 74 recto, 75 verso (D00634, D00635, D00637; Turner Bequest XXVI 76, 77, 78v). Another view of this mill is on folio 72 recto (D00633; Turner Bequest XXVI 75), and the drawing on folio 70 verso opposite (D00631; Turner Bequest XXVI 73v) may show the same group of buildings.
The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally.
Approximately 25 mm has been trimmed off the inside edge of this leaf towards the gutter (above the subject), reducing it from the usual dimensions of 203 x 264 mm for the other leaves in this sketchbook. It has been tipped onto a broad stub to bring its outer edge in line with the others. Some tears have been repaired.
Blank; inscribed in red ink by John Ruskin ‘728’.
- River Medway(122)