With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled much of this page with views of wooded hillsides punctuated by buildings. Although the scenery is too generic to identify the location definitively, this volume contains multiple views of the countryside in the Île-de-France region around Paris as outlined in the sketchbook Introduction. A.J. Finberg suggested that the view represents the landscape around Saint-Cloud, to the west of Paris.1 For comparison, a list of Turner’s sketches of this area is provided in the sketchbook Introduction.
A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.II, p.784.
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