For this view of Gledhow Hall, Turner moved south-east from the viewpoint of his first drawing of the building on folios 2 verso–3 recto (D40881, D09805; Turner Bequest CXXXIV 13 verso–15), and looked north. There is a continuation on folio 3 verso opposite (D09806; Turner Bequest CXXXIV 15v), where he records a further tree. For the subject in general, see under D09805.
David Hill considers this the third sketch1 in a sequence after D09805 and another on folio 5 recto (D09801; Turner Bequest CXXXIV 12); as compared with the latter ‘he manages to shift far enough right to bring out the house in an uninterrupted view’. The Gledhow sketches have been brought together in their current sequence when the sketchbook was rebound, despite their widely varying numbering (see the sketchbook’s Introduction).