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Hirzenach

Hirzenach (Aquarell 1817) © The Trustees of the British Museum
  • William Turner - 08: Blick nach Hirzenach
  • (1) The Rhine Bend at Hirzenach, Looking Downstream from the West Bank; (2) View Looking Downstream towards the Ehrenthaler Werth and Hirzenach from the West Bank opposite Wellmich; (3) Burg Maus and St Martin's Church, Wellmich, Looking Upstream 1817 by J

Just outside Hirzenach in the direction of St. Goar, looking towards Hirzenach

This viewpoint can be located just before Hirzenach, looking in the direction of Boppard-Hirzenach. The small village of Hirzenach is not visible in the painting. Turner exaggerated the height of the Rhine hillsides to dramatize the everyday scene of river people, of fishermen on the riverbank and on the river. This tendency can be seen in many of his works. Turner’s supporter John Ruskin often referred to the fact that Turner was concerned not with producing an exact reproduction of reality, but with depicting specific light and colour phenomena.

Aquarell, 1817;
Wasserfarbe auf grau laviertem Papier
Größe: 210 x 325 mm
Sammlung: The British Museum; Turner Worldwide
Referenz: TW0412; Wilton 681