Turner turned the sketchbook to landscape format to make this drawing. Mola’s picture illustrates Torquato Tasso’s Gerusalemme Liberata (1581). It was bought by Louis XIV in 1685. Turner saw it and copied it together with another illustration of the story by Mola, which was not painted as a companion since it is of a different size and was acquired by the King some years later. They were however presumably hung together. The present subject was returned to the Louvre in 1986, having gone missing after the last war and entered the collection of the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco. Turner also copied Mola’s St John the Baptist Preaching in this sketchbook, folio18 (D04294), and his Vision of St Bruno in his France, Savoy, Piedmont sketchbook (Tate D04394; Turner Bequest LXXIII 2).