The view is from high on the ridge above the River Tamar north of Calstock, looking up the river to Gunnislake. As Diana Cook and Dorothy Kirk note, trees (and high hedges) now impede the prospects from around St Andrew’s Church, but they reproduce a painting by R. Gallon showing a clear view of the church and valley in about 1900.
There is a view in the same direction from further up the valley to the north in the contemporary Devon Rivers, No.1 sketchbook (Tate D09660; CXXXII 143), and a view to the west from near the church on folio 42 recto of the present book (D09836; Turner Bequest CXXXIV 41), which may formerly have been bound immediately after the present page; see the entry for D09836 for more on this point and the subject in general.
Tears at the bottom centre and towards the top of the right-hand edge have been repaired.
- River Tamar(74)