This was copied from a drawing by Edward Dayes (1763–1804), possibly after James Moore (1762–1799), which was with the London dealers Spink in 1978. For another likely copy after Dayes, see Tate D00705 (Turner Bequest XXVIII T). Turner’s drawing was almost certainly executed as part of the project for which Thomas Girtin (1775–1802) made a series of pencil copies from Dayes and others: see especially another view at Abbotsbury (Tate D36601; Turner Bequest CCCLXXVII 30).
A similar view was engraved after Moore by George Isham Parkyns for his Monastic Remains and Ancient Castles in England and Wales (1792) and another was engraved by Miss Hawksworth after Samuel Prout (1783–1852) in about 1810.
Slight pencil sketch of a tree, and a man on a horse, partly erased; watercolour and ink stains; not stamped.