This page may show the view of Skiddaw from Keswick, or it might portray a view from somewhere just above Keswick such as Castle Rigg. Skiddaw is identifiable by the distinctive shape of its summit. The sketch continues on folio 26 verso (D25574) where it looks towards Lake Bassenthwaite. At the bottom of the present page with the sketchbook inverted is another small sketch of a mountain top.
A sketch of Skiddaw from Bassenthwaite on folio 44 verso (D25610) of this sketchbook was used by Turner as the basis of his design for the frontispiece of The Bridal of Triermain, volume 11 of Scott’s Poetical Works.