The view was made with the page turned horizontally. The England and Wales watercolour of about 1827 (private collection),1 engraved in 1829 (Tate impressions: T04538, T04539), was based on this drawing. See the notes to folios 2 recto and 3 recto (D01252, D01253; Turner Bequest XXXVIII 3, 4). For other views of Malmesbury on adjacent pages and elsewhere, see under D01252.
Wilton 1979, p.394 no.805, reproduced.
There are yellow paint trials at the bottom right.
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram and numbered in pencil ‘1’ (circled).