David Wallace-Hadrill and Janet Carolan have identified this sketch as a view of Oban Bay with Oban Pier at the left and Dunollie Castle on a headland beyond.1 At the left is Maiden Island, with the flat top of Sgurr Bhuic on the eastern shore of Morvern in the distance to the north. The view is from the south of Oban, perhaps from Pulpit Hill as in folio 78 verso (D26897), and is one of several sketches of Oban that Turner made from the south (see folio 78 verso for details).
Wallace-Hadrill and Carolan 1991, p.29.
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