The subject was drawn with the page turned horizontally. Turner scholar David Hill identifies the viewpoint as Brandlehow Woods. Brandlehow is on the western shore of Derwentwater, a little further south than Hawse End, where Turner also made a drawing – see folio 37 recto (D01027; Turner Bequest 25) – presumably on his return from the excursion to Borrowdale; see folios 26 recto and 31 recto (D01079, D01023; Turner Bequest XXXV 77, 21). Hill attributes the slightness of this drawing to the fading of the light, though the view from Hawse End, probably done later, is full of detail that can only have been observed in clear conditions. Compare D01079, a view looking along the lake to Keswick and Skiddaw from Grange Fell, partially worked up in watercolour.
Blank; inscribed by A.J. Finberg in pencil ‘141.24’.