With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled much of this page with a view of the medieval city of Angers, located on the River Maine close to its confluence with the Loire. The fortified structure on the left-hand side of the central sketch has been identified as the Tour de Guillou.1 The castle walls are shown on the right-hand side of the central sketch and also in the smaller sketch in the bottom right-hand corner. 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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