This sketch depicts the Tour de Haute Chaine, part of the medieval defences of Angers, as seen from the right bank of the River Maine. It is one of several pencil sketches on blue paper which Turner made of this city on the 1826 tour of Northern France.1 See the Introduction to this section for a list of these works.
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.100.
Inscribed in red ink with the note ‘450.’ in the bottom left-hand corner of the sheet. Inscribed in pencil with the notes ‘D.24853’ in the bottom left-hand corner and ‘CCLX 17’ in the bottom right-hand corner.