Not on display
The page contains a sketch, drawn horizontally, of a castle on a hill overlooking lower ground and trees to the left and a church tower to the right. Finberg noted it simply as a ‘Ruined castle’,1 but art historian Ian Warrell2 points to this sketch (as well as folios 36 verso and 37 recto, D237769–D23770, in addition to the preliminary sketch, folio 37 verso, D23771) being referred to by Turner for his watercolour, The Castle at Lillebonne, Normandy, c.1832 (Tate D24807; Turner Bequest CCLIX 242).
Warrell3 also states that this sketch (as well as folios 41 recto and 42 recto; D23778, D23780) was used as a preliminary sketch for Turner’s watercolour, Lillebonne, Looking towards the Seine, 1832 (Tate D24675; Turner Bequest CCLIX 110),4 which was engraved for Turner’s Annual Tour – Wanderings by the Seine, 1834 (Tate impression: T04702). Lillebonne is also noted as the location elsewhere.5
There is a brownish stain on the left edge and a similar speck at upper centre of the page.