Not on display
Turner made a small number of sketches in Lyon, the capital of the Rhône-Alpes region of France. The subject of this study is the Cathedral of Saint Jean-Baptiste (St John the Baptist) seen from the heights of the Fourvière Hill to the west of the city. This viewpoint faces the front elevation of the cathedral with its rose window and astronomical clock on the left-hand side of the façade. Also shown are the flying buttresses supporting the sides of the building and the two towers at the eastern end, whilst visible in the distance to the left is the clocher (clock tower) of the Hôpital de la Charité.
For further sketches of Lyon see folio 51 (D14071).