The subject was recorded with the page turned horizontally. A finished watercolour based on this drawing (private collection)1 has been known as ‘Bedlington, Northumberland’, but this subject is certainly Bromfield, just north-west of Ludlow in Shropshire.
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.326 no.242, as ‘Bedlington, on the River Blyth, near Morpeth’, c.1798.
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