As the caption for the picture above indicates, this series of small oil studies has previously been associated with Turner's second trip to Italy in 1828. But new research for the *Turner on the Seine* exhibition has revealed that some of the sixteen oil sketches are in fact views in France arising from the sketches made there in 1821 (four of them are on display in the exhibition galleries upstairs). This work also seems to relate to the 1821 material and very probably shows the town of Arcueil to the south of Paris. Though it is less distinct here than in Turner's sketches, it is just possible to see the rounded arches of the aqueduct in the middle distance. The figures in the foreground seem to evoke the works of Watteau.