At the centre left, inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, is a continuation from the view of Lichfield Cathedral on folio 31 recto opposite (D22379), seen to the north across Minster Pool with the gables of houses in the Close below, obscuring the lower part of the cathedral. The view is now partly screened by trees on the far bank. This section shows the profile of the Lady Chapel at the east end, with a detail of the elaborate tracery of its windows above.
Drawn towards the outer edge with the page turned vertically, is a small sketch of rising wooded ground with a church spire on the skyline. Turner’s inscription identifies the subject as Solihull, formerly in Warwickshire but now in the West Midlands, nine miles south-east of the centre of Birmingham. The church is St Alphege’s, but the viewpoint is difficult to establish owing to much later development; it may be in the vicinity of the Warwick road, looking west from the valley of the River Blythe.
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