Gastlandschaften Rheinland-Pfalz


William Turner - Standort 05 | Filsen


outside Boppard; Looking towards Osterspai and Filsen






On 23rd August 1817 Turner takes

the ferry back to the left bank of the Rhine. 

Just before he reaches the town of Boppard he looks back at the sweeping

bend in the Rhine.  The play of light

with the rainbow makes this watercolour one of the most charming depictions amongst

his series of Middle Rhine views.  This

watercolour (along with 35 other views) was originally intended for the publisher

W.B. Cooke, who subsequently decided against the project.  This did not prevent Turner from working up

the sketches into watercolours nonetheless.

You can reach us at:

William Turner Route
56154 Boppard


Blick auf Filsen und Osterspai Gemälde (Foto: Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at, Quelle: Loreley-Touristik e.V.) Skizze (Foto: Provinzial , Quelle: Loreley-Touristik e.V.) s/w (Foto: Tate; CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0, Quelle: Loreley-Touristik e.V.)
Arrival by train - Anreiseformular