Not on display
The page contains a sketch of a castle on a hilltop. Finberg identified the location as ‘Lillebonne Castle’,1 and the location has been confirmed.2 Turner depicts the variously shaped castle buildings in some detail, with the rounded donjon tower at centre; with a few simple lines he indicates the ruined brickwork at the top. A church tower, recognisable by its outline as that of the Church of Notre-Dame, Lillebonne, is included at far right, down the hillside. (For further information on the church see under folio 28 recto; D23752.) Hillside vegetation is indicated roughly at bottom left. Part of the spire of Notre-Dame, depicted on folio 44 verso opposite (D23785), continues into the lower centre part of this page.
Brownish discolouration owing to damage likely caused by the 1928 Tate Gallery flood (see the technical notes to the sketchbook’s Introduction) is visible on the right part of the page.