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Ian Warrell has indentified this as one of a series of three views taken from the high hill to the north of Eu;1 see also D35439 and D35441 (CCCLIX 4, 6). Alternate dark and light watercolour washes describe the broad forms of the Bresle valley with the town at its centre. Fine red ink lines have been worked across the landscape, indicating architectural detail and defining the lay of the land. Particularly prominent amongst the visible landmarks is the dark-blue bulk of the medieval collégiale, or ‘collegiate church’ of Notre-Dame and St-Laurent towards the centre of the sheet.2 To the immediate right of this is the long frontage of the Château d’Eu, the summer palace of King Louis-Philippe, whose possible connection with the trip is laid out in the tour Introduction
Blank; except for patches of brown and red watercolour.