The view may depict the Early Christian Basilica of Santa Sabina on the Aventine, near Santa Maria del Priorato. The composition is not topographically correct when compared with a similar view of 1766 by Charles Natoire (see E. Bowron & J. Rishel (eds.), Art in Rome in the Eighteenth Century, Philadelphia and London, 2000, p.536). The ruins shown in the background are the same as those shown as 'Antiche ruine' in Gianbattista Nolli Nuova Piante di Roma, 1748.
The hand in this drawing is similar to that of Adam vol.57/124.