Not on display
The page contains a sketch, drawn horizontally, of a ship on a river, with buildings on the water’s edge to the right. Finberg identified it as ‘Rouen in distance’,1 and the subject has been confirmed.2 The sketch is rough, yet Turner conveys the sweep of the shore of the River Seine from the foreground to the right, the shapes of the ship’s sails and rigging, and the shapes of the city’s buildings at right.
There is brownish discolouration on this page, the edge of the staining apparent on the lower left, from damage likely caused by the 1928 Tate Gallery flood (see the technical notes to the sketchbook’s Introduction).
- River Seine(364)