This is one several quick sketches that Turner made of the bridges, churches and mills as seen from the River Irwell near the Collegiate Church at Manchester. This view may be looking south-west along the river from the predecessor to Victoria Bridge. The church steeple on the left is seen again in a sketch on folio 37 (D25708) and may be St Mary’s Church, which stood between Deansgate and the River Irwell.1 The church on the right may be Trinity Church on the Salford side the River.
Joseph Aston, A Picture of Manchester, third edition, Manchester 1826, p.88.
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