Footpath in the direction of Oberwesel, looking towards the LoreleiThe
watercolour shows the Lorelei rock again from a different perspective.
This time Turner looks upstream in the direction of Oberwesel and shows
only part of the Lorelei rock. By doing so, Turner leaves it to the
viewer to imagine the true scale and grandeur of the Lorelei – an
artistic device that he used many times in his works. On the left of
the painting we see the towpath with several people on it. This is the
same path Turner walks along to reach Bingen. On the right bank of the
Rhine travellers were forced to take the route over the hills.
Rheinufer / B9