Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this view continues to the right half way across folio 69 verso opposite (D22106; Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 67a). It shows Dudley, apparently from the ruins of the castle’s barbican, looking south-west over the town with the tower of St Edmund’s Church on the left and the spire of St Thomas’s beyond to the right. ‘Factory chimneys of different sizes are interspersed throughout the sketch.’1 As part of unpublished Turner research informed by local knowledge, Dr Bernard Richards has noted that the view is in the direction of the Clent Hills;2 the prospect is now almost entirely urban. The church seen in distant outline above St Edmund’s appears to be St Andrew’s, Netherton (see folio 25 verso; D22021).
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