The date and occasion of this slight pencil sketch 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.
There are small brown patches across the sheet.
Inscribed in pencil with the notes ‘232 | o’ in the bottom right-hand corner of the sheet and, inverted, ‘D25035’ in the top right-hand corner.