This slight and swiftly rendered sketch shows the village of Moselweiss (or ‘Moselwilz’ as Turner has inscribed). It is neighbour to Güls and the city of Koblenz. Quin writes that the village is fabled to have been ‘the place where Agrippina gave birth to Caligula’.1
Michael Joseph Quin, Steam voyages on the Seine, the Moselle, & the Rhine, London 1843, p.75.
- River Mosel(336)