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Turner filled this page with studies of the medieval city of Angers, located on the River Maine close to its confluence with the Loire. The various monuments recorded in these views have been identified as the Convent of La Baumette in the top two sketches, and in the drawings below, the Manufacture de Toiles Peintes, the riverside area known as La Doutre, the gothic cathedral and castle.1 Turner made extensive study of Angers in this volume. A list of his drawings of the city is provided in the sketchbook introduction.
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p. 234