This pencil sketch depicts Angers as seen from the right bank of the River Maine with the ruins of the Pont des Treilles in the foreground and the spires of the cathedral rising above the horizon line. It is one of several pencil sketches on blue paper which Turner made of this city on the 1826 tour.1 See the Introduction to this section for a list of comparable studies of the city.
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.100.
Inscribed in red ink with the note ‘429’ in the bottom left-hand corner of the sheet. Inscribed in pencil with the notes ‘D. 20317’ in the bottom left-hand corner of the sheet, ‘425 | 27’ in the top left-hand corner and ‘CCXXIV . 27’ bottom right-hand corner.
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