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This sketch portrays a number of diminutive figures below and on top of Dovestone Crag near the head of Hall Beck Gill (see notes to folio 302 verso; D11908), taken from a close viewpoint below the crag, looking westwards towards the head of the gill. Turner made a more elaborate sketch of the same material from a closer viewpoint (Tate D12099; Turner Bequest CLIV A), in which a variety of figures are picnicking at the foot of the crag. It is possible that the present sketch was made on the same occasion, although Turner might have visited the site on any of his numerous visits to nearby Farnley Hall, the seat of his Yorkshire friend and patron Walter Fawkes. He made another sketch of the subject from a slightly higher and more distant viewpoint in the Devonshire Rivers, No.3, and Wharfedale sketchbook (Tate D09798; Turner Bequest CXXXIV 9), which likewise might record the same occasion.