Not on display
The page contains a sketch, drawn horizontally, of Lillebonne castle at centre and the tower of the Church of Notre-Dame, Lillebonne, at right. Finberg noted it simply as ‘Ruined castle on hill’,1 but the location has been confirmed as Lillebonne.2(For information on Lillebonne castle see under folio 29 recto, D23754; and for the church, under folio 28 recto; D23752.) The shapes of the buildings correspond to those of the castle and church and, although the scene is depicted from a different angle, they also correspond to Turner’s later watercolour sketch, The Castle at Lillebonne, Normandy, c.1832 (Tate D24807; Turner Bequest CCLIX 242).
There is faint brownish discolouration on this page, from damage likely caused by the 1928 Tate Gallery flood (see the technical notes to the sketchbook’s Introduction), the edge of the staining apparent on the left.