Not on display
This inscription, on one half of a folded sheet (the recto of this half being D00334; Turner Bequest XXI H 1), is not mentioned in Finberg’s 1909 Turner Bequest catalogue.1 William Blake of Newhouse was to become a significant patron of Turner’s in the later 1790s; this is the first record of contact between them. Blake may have been taught drawing by Turner: a watercolour by Blake in Turner’s style is in the British Museum, London (1962–11–10–1).2
It is possible that Blake commissioned a view of Valle Crucis based on the drawing on the other half of the recto of this sheet (D00335; Turner Bequest XXI H 2). No watercolour answering to that description is known, but an ambitious finished work (Tate D00703; Turner Bequest XXVIII R), which shows the ruins in a different view, may have been intended for him.