With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with views of the medieval city of Angers, located on the River Maine close to its confluence with the Loire. The structure in the upper right-hand quadrant of the page has been identified as the fortified Tour de Guillou and the long view along the bottom of the page as the riverbank with the tower of the Church of La Trinité.1 Turner made extensive study of Angers in this volume. A list of his drawings of the city is provided in the sketchbook introduction.
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p. 234.
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