Turner scholar David Hill identifies the view, drawn with the page turned horizontally, as having been taken from a spot near the road over Honister Pass to Buttermere from Borrowdale, in the valley bottom at Longthwaite. Seathwaite is visible higher up the valley, but as Hill points out Scafell, the highest range of hills in England, is obscured by cloud. The mountaineer and art historian Peter Bicknell confirmed this identification, pointing out that the torrent falling down the mountainside on the right is Sour Milk Gill.1
The drawing on the leaf now bound in following this one, folio 33 recto (D01025; Turner Bequest XXXV 23), ought probably to precede it as it records a scene farther north, which Turner would have reached sooner on his excursion to Longthwaite Bridge; see folio 35 recto (D01090; Turner Bequest XXXV 88), which Hill proposes should be placed immediately following the present leaf.
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed by Finberg in pencil ‘141.22’.