The Wear Valley is seen from the north-east, looking upstream towards Newton Cap Bridge, since partly obscured by Newton Cap Viaduct on the near side. Towards the lower left are deer in Auckland Castle’s park. The view continues towards the castle itself on folio 26 verso opposite (D12304; CLVI 25a). There is a single-page sketch from a similar viewpoint on the verso of the present leaf (D12306; CLVI 26a). As now bound and foliated, these Bishop Auckland views fall among the sketches of Raby Castle and its surroundings which fill the rest of the second half of the sketchbook, from folio 17 recto (D12298; CLVI 22a) to folio 32 recto (D12309; CLVI 28).
The page is rather rubbed towards the right, as is the corresponding outer section of the other half of the view.
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