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Tolethorpe sepia

Susanna Twopenny or Catharine Twopeny
Tolethorpe Mill, near Little Casterton, Rutland
[Verso] Rochester Castle, Kent.
Pencil and sepia wash on medium-weight, buff, handmade, rag, wove paper, watermarked ‘J WH[..atman]/ TURK[..EY MILL]’, 233 x 180 mm.
Inscribed in pencil on verso: ‘Tolthorpe Mill’, and more faintly across centre, ‘Catharine’, and to right of Rochester Castle ‘Tower’, and initialled lower right corner, ‘S T’. There is a distinct crease running up the sheet towards the left side as seen from the verso, ?possibly where the sheet was hung on a line to dry during manufacture.

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Published on February 21, 2020 at 1176 × 1500 in A Twopeny Portfolio: #15 Tolethorpe Mill, near Little Casterton, c.1828