The date and occasion of this pencil study of a river bank with hills in the distance are not known. However, the verso of the sheet bears another sketch depicting the River Seine at Saint-Cloud, which Turner specialist Ian Warrell has suggested records an otherwise undocumented expedition from nearby Paris during the 1826 tour; see entry for Tate D20530 (Turner Bequest CCXXIV 217).1 See the Introduction to this section for a list of comparable studies of this site.
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Seine, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1999, p.28.
The sheet bears a horizontal crease across the middle where it has been folded in two. The sketch is above the line of the crease.
See entry for Tate D20530 (Turner Bequest CCXXIV 217).