As part of unpublished Turner research informed by local knowledge, Dr Bernard Richards confirmed this as a Dudley subject.1 Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the drawing continues on folio 55 verso opposite (D22428). Looking south, Dudley Castle is seen from the wooded slopes now occupied by Dudley Zoo; Dudley’s Priory Hall is on the other page, with the ruins of the adjacent priory loosely indicated across the gutter in between. There are variations of this view on folios 54 verso–55 recto and the verso of the present leaf (D22426, D22427, D22430).
For other views of Dudley, see under folio 39 recto (D22395).
Conversation with the author, 14 May 2013.