Not on display
This view from a hill was identified in the Turner in France exhibition catalogue as ‘Côte à Dieppe’,1 though Ian Warrell has subsequently identified it as a view of Paris from Saint-Cloud above the Seine.2 The island at the bend of the river suggests that this sketch was taken from just south of the town. A multi-arched bridge can be seen at the left of the image (compare to folio 16 verso; Tate D24531; Turner Bequest CCLVIII 16a). Turner made further sketches at Saint-Cloud, some looking towards Paris, on folios 4 verso, 16 verso, 21 verso, 25 verso, 26 verso, 27 verso–28 verso and 33 (Tate D24507, D24531, D24540, D24548, D24550, D24552–D24554, D24562; Turner Bequest CCLVIII 4a, 16a, 21a, 25a, 26a, 27a–28a, 33). These sketches are distinct in this book for Turner’s use of a rather blunt pencil which he used to outline the principal masses in his compositions and for very simplified but nevertheless evocative hatched shading.