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Turner appears to have navigated part of the River Saône in Burgundy by boat and made a number of topographical drawings from the waters between Chalon-sur-Saône and Lyon. He has used this page, and the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 25 verso (D14027), to make a panoramic sketch of the city of Mâcon, approximately forty-five miles north of Lyon. Visible on this side of the composition is the early nineteenth-century Cathedral of St Vincent (not to be confused with the old Church of St Vincent near the bridge of Saint Laurent), and the dome of an eighteenth-century hospital named the Hôtel Dieu. For further studies of Mâcon see folio 27 (D14030).