Kenilworth Castle is seen from the south-south-west, with the Strong Tower and Saintlowe Tower flanking the Great Hall on the left, Leicester’s Building to the right and the Great Tower rising between them on the north side of the inner court beyond Gaunt’s Tower. The view is continues to the right on folio 30 recto opposite (D22030).
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 the recto (D22028). Andrew Wilton2 followed Finberg3 in citing the present double-page spread as the source for the watercolour Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire, c.1830 (Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco),4 engraved in 1832 for the Picturesque Views in England and Wales (Tate impressions: T04596, T06099), although the view on the recto (D22028) is closest in its juxtaposition of the various elements of the castle.
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