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The page contains a sketch, drawn horizontally, of a building. Finberg noted it simply as ‘Gothic house’,1 but the location has been identified as Honfleur.2 (For further information on Honfleur, see under folio 1 recto, D23699.) The building’s distinctive turreted shape renders it further identifiable as the Lieutenancy building (for further information see under folio 14 verso; D23725).
Art historian Ian Warrell notes3 that this sketch (possibly also with reference to folio 18 recto; D23732) was used as the preliminary source for Turner’s later watercolour, The Lieutenancy Building and Church of Sainte-Catherine at Honfleur, Normandy, c.1832 (Tate D24749; Turner Bequest CCLIX 184).
Some blue discolouration appears on the left of the page.