The main subject here is a quick view of Richmond Hill, the trees and building on the left being apparently repeated n the more developed composition study facing on folio 89 verso of the sketchbook (D10571; Turner Bequest CXL 81a). On the right, descending vertically, is an outline of part of Windsor Castle. For the castle in this sketchbook and a connection with Turner’s watercolour (British Museum, London)1 made in the late 1820s for Picturesque Views in England and Wales, see note to folio 9 verso (D10427).
There are splashes of oil or varnish on this leaf.
Andrew Wilton, The Life and Work of J.M.W. Turner, Fribourg 1979, p.397 no.829.