Not on display
The page contains a simple sketch, drawn horizontally, of a church and other buildings within a hilly landscape. Finberg noted it as ‘Church, with distant hills’,1 but the location has been suggested2 as Harfleur. (For further information on Harfleur see under folio 1 recto; D23699.) The shape of the church tower corresponds to that of the Church of Saint-Martin, and the view shares similarities with Turner’s watercolour, Harfleur, c.1832 (Tate D24667; Turner Bequest CCLIX 102),3 which was engraved for Turner’s Annual Tour – Wanderings by the Seine, 1834 (Tate impressions: T05596, T06225). (For further information on the church see under folio 2 verso; D23702).
Finberg 1909, II, p.769.
?Ian Warrell, ‘Turner on the Seine: Topographical Index’, c.1999, Prints and Drawings Room, Tate Britain (printout in copy of Ian Warrell, Turner on the Seine, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1999), p.3.
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.412 no.955, reproduced.