Turner made this colour study on blue paper of the ruined medieval toll-station, or péage, near Champtoceaux as seen from the west after his 1826 tour of the River Loire. It is based on pencil sketches in the Nantes, Angers and Saumur sketchbook; see especially D23176 (Turner Bequest CCXLVIII 13a) and also D23175, D23177 (Turner Bequest CCXLVIII 13, 14). 1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.221 no.70.
See entry for Tate D40078.