The Church of the Holy Cross is at the right, behind the West Gate; the River Stour is in the foreground. Another view of the West Gate, dating from slightly later, is in the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin.1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.307 no.56, reproduced.
The sheet is creased vertically near the centre.
Blank; inscribed in a modern hand ‘12’; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.