Turner filled this page with sketches of shipping and buildings. In his 1909 Inventory of the Turner Bequest, A.J. Finberg suggested that these were taken at Caen or near Isigny based on a semi-legible note by Turner in the top right-hand corner of the page although Tate curator Ian Warrell has since identified the scene to Honfleur.1 The artist filled several pages of the present volume with studies of this harbour town, a list of which is included in the sketchbook introduction.
A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.II, p.762; Ian Warrell, Turner on the Seine, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1999, pp.110, 259 note 34