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With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with a study of the Palais du Louvre as seen from the Seine as it flows through Paris. Multiple additional sketches of the edifice’s architectural ornamentation have been included on the right-hand side of the page. Turner made several sketches of the Parisian riverside in the present volume, a list of which is provided in the sketchbook Introduction. For the watercolours of the city’s quaysides which Turner worked up with a view to engraved reproduction around this time, see Tate D24683–D24685 (Turner Bequest CCLIX 118–20). These culminated in several engravings in the 1835 volume of Turner’s Annual Tour: Wanderings by the Loire and Seine (1833–5; later reissued as Rivers of France); see Tate impressions T05621–T05623.