The date and occasion of these pencil studies of the riverbank at Saint-Cloud are not known. However, Turner specialist Ian Warrell has speculated that it may record an otherwise undocumented expedition from nearby Paris during the 1826 tour.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 is attached to D20489 (Turner Bequest CCXXIV 180) along the bottom edge, from which it is divided by a horizontal crease.
See entry for Tate D20488 (Turner Bequest CCXXIV 179 v).