With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled much of this page with drawing of the Pont Neuf in Paris. The complex of buildings depicted in the lower half of the page bears the note ‘Bain Henry IV’, perhaps recording a lost name for a street or the riverside area beside the bridge built by that monarch. Turner made several sketches of the riverside in the present volume, a list of which is provided in the sketchbook Introduction. For the watercolours of the city’s quaysides which Turner worked up with a view to engraved reproduction around this time, see Tate D24683–D24685 (Turner Bequest CCLIX 118–20). These culminated in several engravings in the 1835 volume of Turner’s Annual Tour: Wanderings by the Loire and Seine (1833–5; later reissued as Rivers of France); see Tate impressions T05621–T05623.
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