'First Mossel and Oxford' was Turner's own name for this sketchbook which he had already half-used before taking it to Germany in 1839. His of Ehrenbreitstein is the largest and most complex sketch of all those drawn on this tour. It provides the greatest possible contrast to the remainder of the German ones in this sketchbook, mostly similar to the very quick records seen at the edge of f.6v which Turner made from a boat on the Mosel which was carrying him downstream from Beilstein.
Gallery label, August 2004
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