Although this sketch appears to be continuous with the drawing on the opposite page of the sketchbook (folio 34 verso; D25703) the two do not appear to show a single view. Instead it may be the view in the opposite direction from the same vantage point. This would make it a view roughly north along the River Irwell from the old bridge that preceded Victoria Bridge near Manchester’s Collegiate Church (now Cathedral). A jumble of vertical lines represent the factories or cotton mills that lined the river at this point. See folio 34 verso for references to similar views elsewhere in the sketchbook.
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