Both sketches, one above the other and separated by a horizontal pencil line, focus on the ruined east end of Bolton Abbey, seen to the south across the River Wharfe from on or near the road to Barden Tower (see folio 15 verso; D09860; Turner Bequest CXXXIV 59a). ‘D W’ probably indicates ‘dark water’; there are similar notes elsewhere in this sketchbook. For other views of the abbey see under folio 7 recto (D09874; Turner Bequest CXXXIV 73).
About 85 mm is missing from the outer part of the original leaf; the loss has been made good with slightly darker paper.
- Yorkshire, North(771)