The large church with its conspicuous spire to the left of this drawing closely resembles St Edmund’s, Crickhowell, one of the largest churches in this part of Wales, and one of the few to possess a spire. Turner would have passed through the town on his way up-river from Abergavenny to Brecon. The subject is continued on folio 26 recto opposite (D01503; Turner Bequest XL 24). See also folios 47 verso–48 recto (D01539–D01540; Turner Bequest XL 45a–46).
For another drawing from this tour possibly showing the Usk at Crickhowell, see the Swans sketchbook (Tate D01697–D01698; Turner Bequest XLII 22–23).
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