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With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with studies of the buildings Blois. In the upper half of the page is featured the chateau’s Façade des Loges. Below is a drawing of the Church of Saint-Vincent-de-Paul. This is one of a substantial number of pages featuring sketches of the city and its environs, a list of which is provided in the sketchbook introduction. Turner subsequently returned to these drawings as part of a search for subjects for engraved reproduction. This culminated in two printed illustrations for Turner’s Annual Tour: Wanderings by the Loire and Seine (1833–5; later reissued as Rivers of France);1 see Tate impressions T04681, T04682.
Luke Herrmann, Turner Prints: The Engraved Work of J.M.W. Turner, Oxford 1990, pp.171–83.
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