With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with views from the left bank of the Seine in Paris towards the towers of Notre-Dame Cathedral and the dome of the Panthéon. On the left-hand side of the page, the grand buildings of the Louvre and Tuileries palace complex rise up to frame the main sketch. Turner made several drawings of the Parisian riverside in the present volume, a list of which is provided in the sketchbook Introduction. For the watercolours of the city’s quaysides which Turner worked up with a view to engraved reproduction around this time, see Tate D24683–D24685 (Turner Bequest CCLIX 118–20). These culminated in several engravings in the 1835 volume of Turner’s Annual Tour: Wanderings by the Loire and Seine (1833–5; later reissued as Rivers of France); see Tate impressions T05621–T05623.
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