This sheet is one of a series of sketches associated with a tour of the Seine with a proposed dating of 1827–9. The studies are characterised by the use of pen and ink on blue paper; for more information see the Introduction to this section.
This scene is situated near St-Germain, looking towards Marly on the Seine, with parts of the Marly Machine visible; the machine was built in 1684 to pump water from the Seine to the Palace of Versailles. For further information about Marly and a list of other studies of see the entry for Tate D24837; Turner Bequest CCLX 1).
Like with other drawings in this grouping, Turner used a blue paper support as a mid-ground colour, with dark ink delineating the details of the scene and white gouache used for highlights.
The sheet has been laid down on heavy paper and it was not possible to inspect the verso at the time of cataloguing.
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