This is the left half of a double-page spread, continued to the right on folio 27 (D10918), opposite, recording the view from above the left bank of the River Ure, north of Masham Bridge, looking almost due south to the town and Church of Masham. The sketch includes some figures sitting in the field above the Clifton road, bottom right.
This subject is out of sequence in relation to Turner’s itinerary. The sketches of York end raggedly across several pages of the sketchbook, with numerous blanks in between. Turner’s itinerary took him from York to Boroughbridge, Ripon and thence to Masham, where he presumably went back to his blank pages to use up the gaps.
The Yorkshire 3 sketchbook used on the same tour of 1816 has a similar view from a lower standpoint (Tate D11397; Turner Bequest CXLVI 18).
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