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William Turner - Standort 07 | Boppard

Bad Salzig; the Hostile BrothersTurner

places the »Hostile Brothers« – the castles of Sterrenberg and

Liebenstein – on an unnaturally high mountain ridge. In reality the

slopes, as seen from the riverbank in Bad Salzig, appear considerably

lower. The light conditions depicted here may well come very close to

the actual atmosphere at the time. Coming from Boppard, he looks back in

order to capture this perspective. Turner, too, would probably have

been familiar with the legend of the two brothers who, due to their

profound mutual hatred, erected a “wall of discord” between their

castles, producing this unique architectural constellation. Today Burg

Sterrenberg is owned by the Federal State of Rhineland-Palatinate and is

used as a restaurant.

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Feindliche Brüder, Bad Salzig (Foto: Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, Quelle: Tourist-Information Boppard) Skizze (Foto: Tate; CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0, Quelle: Tourist-Information Boppard)
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