Turner made drawings at Ripon in his North of England and Tweed and Lakes sketchbooks (Tate D00925, D00926, D01008, D01009; Turner Bequest XXXIV 19, 20, XXXV 5, 6); this sketch and Tate D01098 (Turner Bequest XXXVI D) were apparently made during brief stops on his way out of the town. Here he has crossed the River Ure and climbed the Ure Bank to draw the panorama dominated by the Cathedral. The Minster became the Cathedral Church of the Diocese of Ripon in 1836.
There is a splash of grey pigment at the right-hand edge. The sheet has been folded vertically down the centre. It is one of a sequence of sixteen Yorkshire and other subjects included in the present subsection which were executed on uniform sheets of paper, as discussed and listed in the Introduction.
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram