Inverted in relation to the sketchbook as foliated, the figures which Turner worked onto the left-hand side of this page appear in contrasting dress. The large female figure carrying parcels is in modest dress of shawl and clogs while, directly below, is a fashionable couple sporting a large bonnet and tall hat. The larger figure has been identified as a woman of the harbour of Granville.1
Maurice Guillaud, Nicholas Alfrey, Andrew Wilton and others, Turner en France: aquarelles, peintures, dessins, gravures, carnets de croquis / Turner in France: Watercolours, Paintings, Drawings, Engravings, Sketchbooks, exhibition catalogue, Centre Culturel du Marais, Paris 1981, p.304.
There is a small brown stain at the top of the page.