This is one of a large number of sketches on loose sheets of paper depicting hill towns, wooded scenery and rocky coastal terrain, here identified with Turner’s various tours of South of France and Italy. For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section introduction.
A note in pencil on the right-hand edge of the sheet reading ‘D25014’ in the bottom right-hand corner. Vestiges of white paper or card stuck to the edges, presumably from an earlier mount. Strips of fine white paper reinforce the edges. Light brown staining across sheet.