The house, since demolished, is seen to the north-east from across Forthburn Beck, which runs towards the bridge on the right. The drawing continues a little way onto folio 5 verso opposite (D12317; CLVI 32a). There are further double-page drawings of Streatlam on folios 3 verso–4 recto and 4 verso–5 recto (D12313–D12316; CLVI 30a–31, 31a–32). For more on its history see the entry for D12314 and the introduction to the tour.
The present sketch is not mentioned in Finberg’s 1909 Inventory. Although there is an entry for a page ‘3’, which would usually correspond to the stamped recto of a leaf, it is bracketed with page ‘4’ as ‘Gibside, the seat of the Earl of Strathmore’, clearly referring to the double-page composition running across the verso of this leaf (D40723) and folio 7 recto (D12265; CLVI 4).1 The verso was initially stamped ‘CLVI 3’ but this was erased, although the imprint is still faintly visible.
See A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.447.
There is some staining at the bottom right-hand corner.
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