Drawn with the sketchbook inverted and continued on folio 36 (D10397) this is a view of the Washburne looking towards Otley Chevin. It has been dated to perhaps 1817 by Hill, Warburton and Tussey who further suggest that the group of Wharfedale subjects numbered from here to the back of the book were made first, a year earlier than those at the front. See Introduction for the possibility that the folios have been numbered in reverse throughout the book, and, together with notes to folio 1 (D10343), for Turner’s visits to Walter Fawkes of Farnley Hall and his views of Wharfedale in this sketchbook.
Turner used this view for a watercolour for Fawkes (currently untraced).1
Andrew Wilton, The Life and Work of J.M.W. Turner, Fribourg 1979, p.372 no.626.