Not on display
Ian Warrell has suggested that this sketch, drawn with the book turned to the right, depicts one of the streets to the west of Rouen Cathedral looking towards the cathedral spires that can be seen at the end of the road.1 Turner’s inscription, however, looks like it says ‘Rue Bac’, in which case this could be a view from Rue du Bac to the south of the cathedral, from which the spires are clearly visible.
For a list of Turner’s sketches of Rouen in this book, see folio 1 (Tate D24500; Turner Bequest CCLVIII 1).
Ian Warrell, Turner catalogue files, Tate, CCLVIII 30a.
The page is badly foxed at the upper left.