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This depiction the River Loire with the Île Feydeau on the right-hand side of the scene is one of several colour studies of Nantes which Turner worked up from his 1826 tour of Northern France. The pencil sketch over which this work is built up may have been taken on the spot.1 It was used as the basis for an illustration published in the popular Keepsake annual of 1831; see Tate impression T04620.2 See the Introduction to this section for a list of comparable studies of the city.
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