This is the same view as that roughly noted in the contemporary Dynevor Castle sketchbook (Tate D01494–D01495; Turner Bequest XL 19a–20). The initial ‘B___’ inscribed in the lower right corner seems to have been added at a later date, and may be intended for ‘Brecon’, another town on the Usk with which Turner possibly confused Abergavenny. Alternatively it may note a possible commission, though no finished watercolour of this view is known. The little sketch of foliage beside it has the air of a symbol rather than of a study of some natural detail.
Blank, apart from a pencil line (a modern accidental mark?); stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.