Orientated inversely relative to the foliation, this sketch shows the city of Oxford taken from Headington Hill. The view is similar to that on the folio opposite (Tate D28324; Turner Bequest CCLXXXIX 17a), however more of the skyline is suggested. The dome of the Radcliffe Library can be seen at right followed by the University Church of St Mary, All Souls College, Magdalen College, the cathedral and Christ Church College.
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.334 no.302; this drawing is also reproduced in colour in Colin Harrison, Turner’s Oxford, exhibition catalogue, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford 2000, p.27 fig.19, no.48a.