This sketch depicts the castle of Angers as viewed from the Basse Chaine, part of the town’s medieval defences. It is one of several pencil sketches on blue paper which Turner made of this city on the 1826 tour of Northern France.1 See the Introduction to this section for a list of these works.
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.100.
Inscribed in pencil with the note ‘D. 24918’ in the bottom left-hand corner of the sheet.