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Figure 10

Grey and blue watercolour painting of a cloud formation

Cirro stratus study, by Luke Howard. This sketch may be the basis of the engraving, with the castle added separately, perhaps by Kennion – certainly it shows the same groupings of cloud (reversed) with high cirro-stratus seeming to leap off into the wind, the direction of which is shown by the rain below.