With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page a view of the island-settlement of Mont Saint-Michel off the coast of Normandy. This site is featured on multiple pages in this volume, a list of which is included in the sketchbook introduction. These were subsequently used as the basis for colour studies as Turner worked towards an engraved series of Channel Coast views: see Tate D25342 (Turner Bequest CCLXIII 220), D25379 (Turner Bequest CCLXIII 256).1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, pp.158–71.
There are dark brown stains towards the left-hand edge of the page.
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