Not on display
The page contains a rough sketch, drawn horizontally, of a castle in a hilly landscape. Finberg noted it simply as ‘Ruined castle’,1 but art historian Ian Warrell states2 that this sketch (as well as folios 38 recto and 42 recto; D23772, D23780) was used as a preliminary sketch for Turner’s watercolour, Lillebonne, Looking towards the Seine, 1832 (D24675, Turner Bequest CCLIX 110),3 which was engraved for Turner’s Annual Tour – Wanderings by the Seine, 1834 (Tate impression: T04702).
Lillebonne is also noted as the location elsewhere.4 The shapes of the castle buildings depicted are recognisable, a house from the town below is indicated in the foreground, and the Seine estuary flows off into the distance at left. (For further information on the castle, see under folio 29 recto; D23754.)