The principal sketch is drawn looking down the Moselle towards Bernkastel and the ruins of the Landshut from the hill immediately to the south. Kues is suggested summarily on the left with Bernkastel on the right bank, identifiable by the spire of St Michael’s Church. Turner developed this sketch into a gouache and watercolour drawing on blue paper (private collection).1.
A detail of the Landshut is beneath, orientated inversely, at bottom right.
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.422 no.1030.
Folio 32 is missing and has been replaced with a blank page inserted between the present folio and Tate D28415; Turner Bequest CCXC 33.
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