John Ruskin noted the contrast between the contrasts of ‘pastoral green, pure aiguilles and fleecy clouds’ in this drawing. The valley looks like that of the River Arve, perhaps between Bonneville and St Martin. A curious feature is the object drawn in the sky, apparently a separate motif unrelated to the landscape. Its subject is unclear but looks like the rudder or barge-board of a boat.
Inscribed by a later hand in pencil ‘5’ within a circle