This sketch depicts the city of Angers as viewed from right bank of the River Maine, close to the Haute Chaine, part of the town’s medieval defences. It is one of several pencil sketches on blue paper which Turner made of this city on the 1826 tour of Northern France.1 See the Introduction to this section for a list of these works.
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.100.
Inscribed in pencil with the notes ‘D. 25038’ and ‘235 | o’ in the bottom right-hand corner of the sheet.
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- River Maine(10)