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. Most of the page is taken up with a study of the riverfront dominated by the castle. The small drawing in the upper right-hand quadrant of the page has been identified as a depiction of the riverside area of the city known as La Doutre. 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. 235.
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