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With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with a view of a small but highly ornamented Gothic chapel seen from a turn in a road. Illegible notes in the top and bottom right-hand corners presumably record the name of the place depicted, identifying its precise location for the artist. Turner travelled extensively around the satellite settlements of Paris with this sketchbook and also up the River Marne to the east of the city, so this scene was probably captured in one of the towns in those regions. The church appears again on folio 113 recto (D24389; Turner Bequest CCLVII 113).