The date and occasion of this slight pencil sketch of riverbank buildings are not known. However, it is attached to 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 D20482; Turner Bequest CCXXIV 176).1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Seine, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1999, p.28.
The sheet is attached to D20482 (Turner Bequest CCXXIV 174) along the bottom edge, from which it is divided by a horizontal crease.
The sheet is inscribed by John Ruskin with the red ink note ‘175’ in the bottom right-hand corner.