David Wallace-Hadrill and Janet Carolan were the first to suggest that the ruin drawn across the top half of this page could be Doune Castle, though they had doubts about their identification, suggesting that the sketch ‘in only some respects resembles Doune.’1 In fact, the castle is a very close match for Doune, especially as it was in Turner’s day. Sketches on folios 53 and 63 (D26359, D26378) resemble the present view, and the identification is confirmed by Turner’s inscription, ‘River Teith’. This is therefore a view of Doune Castle from across the River Teith to the south-west. For references to further sketches of the castle, see folio 52 verso (D526358).
At the bottom of the page, drawn with the sketchbook inverted, is a view of a distant town, continuing at the right on folio 64 verso (D26381).
Wallace-Hadrill and Carolan 1990, Vol.10 No.2, p.30.