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William Turner - Standort 02 | Koblenz

Riverside path along the Rhine, Near “Königsbacher”, with a view of Burg Stolzenfels

On 23rd August 1817 Turner leaves Koblenz and walks upstream along the

left bank of the Rhine. Shortly before reaching Stolzenfels Castle he

stops to make the sketch for this watercolour. The painting shows the

mouth of the river which lies ahead of him (in the middle of the

picture), framed by rocky scenery on both sides of the river. On the

right of the picture the dark silhouette of Stolzenfels Castle rises

against the hillside. It is notable that Turner places the mouth of the

River Lahn on the wrong side of the Rhine. Whether this was for

compositional reasons, or whether it was a mistake on Turner’s part

remains obscure. Only a few hundred metres further on Turner takes the

ferry across to Lahnstein. Today Stolzenfels Castle is owned by the

Federal State of Rhineland-Palatinate and is open to the public.

You can reach us at:

William Turner
An der Königsbach
56075 Koblenz


Einmündung der Lahn - Standort 02 (Foto: akg-images, Quelle: Koblenz-Touristik GmbH) Skizze1 (Foto: Tate; CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0, Quelle: Koblenz-Touristik GmbH) Skizze (Foto: Tate; CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0, Quelle: Koblenz-Touristik GmbH)
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