The date and occasion of this faint pencil study of the riverside and bridge 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 bears a horizontal crease across the middle where it has been folded in two. The sketches are below the line of the crease.
D20529 (Turner Bequest CCXXIV 216).