This drawing, inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, continues across folio 59 verso opposite (D22436). As part of unpublished Turner research informed by local knowledge, Dr Bernard Richards confirmed the subject as Dudley Castle (mostly on the other page) and St Edmund’s Church,1 drawn to from the valley south-east of the town. The juxtaposition can now be glimpsed among much later development from the town’s Southern By-Pass, although the castle is largely screened by trees.
For other views of Dudley, see under folio 39 recto (D22395).
Conversation with the author, 14 May 2013.