It is not clear exactly what vantage point Turner drew from here, though the view is apparently to the north-east of Cader Idris, looking down the valley of the Afon Wnion, perhaps above Pont Llanrhaiad. For a note on other sketches of Cader in this book see folio 46 recto (Tate D01284; Turner Bequest XXXVIII 32).
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Pont Newydd’; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram. ‘Pont Newydd’ may refer to some as a yet unidentified spot in the valley of the Wnion River; see comments on the recto. However, Finberg identified ‘Pont Newydd’ as the small village to the south of Ffestiniog,1 much farther north on Turner’s route into Snowdonia. He may have noted the name here after having heard of possible lodgings there.
Finberg 1909, I, p.85.