With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled the top half of this page with wide landscapes views punctuated by architectural structures, including a needle-like spire. Semi-legible notes on the right-hand side of the page are presumably place names identifying the scenes depicted. Turner travelled extensively around the satellite settlements of Paris with this sketchbook and also up the River Marne to the east of the city, so these scenes were probably captured in one of those regions. Art historian Ian Warrell has suggested that the inscriptions towards the top right-hand corner of the page are misspellings of Vitry, situating these scenes to the settlement of Vitry-le-François in the Marne valley.1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Seine, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1999, p.256 note 222.