The seventeenth-century Church of Saint-Hilaire is the focal point of this swiftly rendered sketch. Its elaborate clock spire and its apse are in view, with the stone arched bridge seen traversing the Meuse to the right. A detail of the bridge with overhanging trees suggested in loose scalloped line has been drawn close to the gutter of the sketchbook. This drawing and other sketches of Givet in this book (Tate D28170–D28180, D28182–D28185, D28187; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 2a–7a, 8a–10, 11) formed the basis of a gouache and watercolour drawing on blue paper (private collection).1
Reproduced in Powell 1991, p.163 no.102.