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The page contains a sketch, drawn horizontally, of castle buildings on a hillside, overlooking a town, with a church and hills at left in the background, and a wooded hillside in the left foreground. The scene is similar to previous sketches (folios 39 recto and verso, and 40 recto, D23774–D23776; as well as folios 33 verso and 42 verso; D23763, D23781), but from a different viewpoint as Turner gradually moves around the castle.
Finberg noted the subject simply as a ‘Ruined castle’,1 but the location of Lillebonne has been confirmed.2 From the shapes and positions of the castle buildings and church tower, the view is identifiable as Lillebonne castle and the Church of Notre-Dame, Lillebonne. (For information on the castle see under folio 29 recto, D23754; and for the church, under folio 28 recto; D23752.)
There are two faint thumbprints at the right corner, and faint brownish spot stains at lower right and lower left of the page.