Although this sketchbook contains British-made , it bears the label of a stationer in the Rue de la Madeleine, Brussels, where Turner must have bought it at the very start of his 1839 tour. The majority of the sketches it contains occupy only one page or less, but on ff.60v-61r Turner obviously felt that a square format was essential to do justice to this magnificent view of Dinant with the church of Notre-Dame shown against the backdrop of its massive cliffs and citadel.
Gallery label, September 2004
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