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 centre of the page is taken up with a study of the riverfront dominated by the Pont des Treilles and the Church of La Trinité. The drawing above has been identified as a view of the city’s main bridge. 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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