This is one of six studies made at Schaffhausen in this sketchbook; the others are D02203, D02206, D02207, D02229 and D02230 (Turner Bequest XLVII 26, 29, 30, 52, 53). This one, made with the page turned horizontally, seems to have been the principal source for the large painting of the Fall of the Rhine at Schaffhausen that Turner showed at the Royal Academy in 1806 (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston).1
Butlin and Joll 1984, pp.48–9 no.61, pl.72 (colour).
For a proposed sequence for the leaves of the disbound Fonthill sketchbook, with this page as folio 45, see the Introduction.
- River Rhine(674)