With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with a view of the medieval city of Angers, located on the River Maine close to its confluence with the Loire. The fortified structure at the centre of the scene has been identified as the Tour de Guillou and the structures rising behind as the city’s walled castle.1 Turner made extensive study of Angers in this volume. A list of his drawings of the city is provided in the sketchbook introduction.
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p. 235.
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