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With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner worked a view of the Pont au Change in Paris from the banks of the Seine onto this page with the Pont Neuf beyond. The conical roofs of the towers of the Conciergerie can be seen on the left-hand side. Turner made several sketches of the 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.
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