The subject was drawn with the page turned horizontally. The viewpoint is near Stybarrow Crag; Place Fell can be glimpsed rising steeply to the left. This is one of the most romantic of Turner’s Lakeland drawings, although he never selected it for development as a watercolour. The elegantly articulated screen of trees partially obscures the view up the lake which he recorded carefully in other studies in this sequence; see folio 51 recto (D01039; Turner Bequest XXXV 37), and for another view of the lake through trees, folio 57 recto (D01045; Turner Bequest XXXV 43).
There is a slight grey smear towards the upper right, offset onto folio 51 verso opposite (the back of D01039; Turner Bequest XXXV 37).
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed by A.J. Finberg in pencil ‘141.38’. There are water stains.