From a similar viewpoint to that used in the rougher sketch on the recto (D22032), Kenilworth Castle is seen from the south-south-east, with the Saintlowe Tower on the left, Leicester’s Building at the centre and the Great Tower rising beyond on the north side of the inner court.
Most of the sketches between folios 27 recto (D22024) and 37 verso (D22045) show Kenilworth. For the history of the castle and Turner’s subsequent watercolour, which Eric Shanes has described as a ‘synthesis’ of sketches between folios 28 verso (D22027) and 37 verso,1 see under folio 29 recto (D22028).
Shanes 1979, p.156
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