This sketch, made with the book inverted, which Gerald Finley has identified as Selkirk,1 precedes views of nearby Newark Castle (when the sketchbook is used back-to-front as it generally speaking was). This indicates, as Finley has suggested,2 that Turner made the sketch on his way to Newark (see folio 77; D26066; CCLXVII 79). The view must be from the north of the town, as it shows the spire of the Town Hall on the left bank, with the four-arched Selkirk Bridge on its right. The road that Turner was travelling along, which runs parallel with the Tweed on its way to Newark, is labelled ‘Road’ at the bottom right of the sketch.
At the top of the page is a sketch of ‘Hailes’ Castle, East Linton, as seen from the north. Turner made a similar, more detailed sketch on folio 47 verso (D26007; CCLXVII 47a).
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