This is one of a large number of sketches on loose sheets of paper depicting hill towns, wooded scenery and rocky coastal terrain, here identified with Turner’s various tours of South of France and Italy. For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section introduction.
The sheet is set into a piece of thick cream paper, the bottom right-hand corner of which is bears the pencil note ‘D.29019’.
The centre of the sheet bears the pencil note ‘115 | a’. Towards the bottom right-hand corner is the Turner Bequest monogram and ‘CCXCII – 68’ are stamped in black.