With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner worked a long view of the quaysides of Paris across the centre of this page. On the right-hand side if the scene can be seen the steeply pitched roof and highly ornamented pinnacles of the Sainte-Chapelle rising above the rooftops of the Île de la Cité. Turner made several sketches of the Parisian riverside in the present volume, a list of which is provided in the sketchbook Introduction. For the watercolours of the city’s quaysides which Turner worked up with a view to engraved reproduction around this time, see Tate D24683–D24685 (Turner Bequest CCLIX 118–20). These culminated in several engravings in the 1835 volume of Turner’s Annual Tour: Wanderings by the Loire and Seine (1833–5; later reissued as Rivers of France); see Tate impressions T05621–T05623.