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The page contains a sketch, drawn horizontally, of a castle on a rocky hilltop. Finberg identified this sketch as ‘Tancarville Castle’,1 and this location has been confirmed.2 Turner picks out details of the castle buildings such as the pointed roofs of the towers, and the crenellated top of the structure on the right known as the Coquesart tower. (For further information on the castle see under folio 46 recto; D23788.)
Art historian Ian Warrell states3 that this drawing (and 0folio 46 verso; D23789) was used as a preliminary sketch for Turner’s later watercolour, Tancarville from the East (‘Front View’), c.1832 (Tate D24693; Turner Bequest CCLIX 128),4 which was engraved for Turner’s Annual Tour – Wanderings by the Seine, 1834 (Tate impression: T05597, T06226).
There are faint thumbprints at top right of the page.