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Turner made a small series of drawings of buildings and views in Lyon. The subject of this sketch is the Place de l’Antiquaille, located on the Fourvière Hill in the western quarter of the city.1 The location is so-named after the Hôpital de l’Antiquaille, a medical hospital housed since 1804 in the buildings of a former castle and convent. The vista looks south-east towards the entrance to the hospital, a rusticated arched doorway topped by a pediment and bearing an inscription partially transcribed by the artist, ‘HOSP[ICI] | L’AN[TIQO]’. For further sketches of Lyon see folio 51 (D14071).
Compare, for example, a drawing by Francisque Gabillot (1818–1876) in the Collection Bibliothèque municipale de Lyon, reproduced online at http://www
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