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XXVII. GRAVILLE
XXVIII. HARFLEUR .
XXIX. CHATEAU DE TANCARVILLE

XXX. TANCARVILLE AND TOWN OF QUILLEBEUF
XXXI. LILLEBONNE (Château)
XXXII. LILLEBONNE (Château and Tower)
XXXIII. CAUDE BEC
XXXIV. JUMIÈGES

XXXV. LA CHAISE DE GARGANTUA
XXXVI. Rouen, from the Bridge
XXXVII. ROUEN (Cathedral and Bridge in the distance)
XXXVIII. ROUEN CATHEDRAL
XXXIX. ROUEN (fourth view)

XL. CHATEAU DE LA MAILLERAIE
XLI. QUILLEBEUP
XLII. QUILLEBEUF AND VILLEQUIER
XLIII. CHATEAU GAILLARD FROM THE EAST
XLIV. VERNON
XLV. Pont DE L'ARCHE
XLVI. VIEW ON THE SEINE BETWEEN MANTES AND VERNON
XLVII. MANTES
XLVIII. BRIDGE OF MEULAN .
XLIX. SAINT GBRMAIN (from the Terrace)

L. SAINT DENIS
LI. BRIDGES OF SAINT CLOUD AND SÈVRES
LII. THE LANTERNE OF ST. CLOUD
LIII. BRIDGE OF ST. CLOUD FROM SÈVRES
LIV. PARIS FROM THE BARRIERE DE Passy

LV. PONT NEUF, AT PARIS
LVI. MARCHÉ AUX FLEURS AND THE PONT AUX CHANGES
LVII. HOTEL DE VILLE AND THE Pont D'ARCOLE
LVIII. BOULEVARD DES ITALIENS
LIX. CONFLUENCE OF THE SEINE AND MARNE

LX. MELUN
LXI. TROYES

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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

OF

J. M. W. TURNER, ESQ., R.A.

JOSEPH MALLORD WILLIAM TURNER, the greatest landscape painter the world has ever seen, was born, there is every reason to believe, on the 23d of April, (St. George's Day,) 1775, over the shop of his father, who followed the humble vocation of hair-dresser and barber, at No. 26, Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, and appears to have been an honest, industrious, and thriving tradesman. The house is still in existence, and is situated on the northern side of the lane, at the corner of Hand Court, but now forms part of the range of warehouses belonging to Mr. Parkin the grocer. The elder Turner dressed wigs and hair, both at home and abroad; a tolerably lucrative trade in those days of

queues, toupées, and powdered curls, in a thickly peopled and then very fashionable locality. The inscription on his son's coffin represents him as seventy-nine years of age at the time of his death ;' and his love of mystification led some of his acquaintance to believe that he was even older. One of his housekeepers, who lived with him many

| The old man used to say that when the Tories passed the powder-tax, in 1795, they drove out wigs, and so completely ruined his trade that it was no longer worth following.

? This inscription, hastily adopted, is admitted by the executors to be incorrect.

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