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Castle Pfalzgrafenstein near Kaub

Pfalz bei Kaub (Aquarell 1817)/ Private Collection / Photo © Agnew's, London / Bridgeman Images
  • William Turner - Standort 18: Pfalz bei Kaub
  • Joseph Mallord William Turner; (1) View downstream to the Schönburg, Oberwesel, the Pfalz, Kaub and Burg Gutenfels; (2) View downstream, from closer to the Pfalz; (3) View upstream at the Bend above Braubach, Looking Towards Osterspay, with Travellers on the Road and a Rainbow 1817
  • Joseph Mallord William Turner; Views downstream: (1) to the Schönburg; (2) closer to the Pfalz; Views upstream: (3) at the Bend above Braubach, with Travellers and a Rainbow; (4) towards Peterspay, with Figures and a Boat; (5) The Pfalz, from between its Island and the East Bank 18
  • (1) The Pfalz, Kaub and Burg Gutenfels, Looking Downstream from the West Bank; (2) View Looking Downstream from the West Bank to Burg Sooneck, Burg Stahleck, Bacharach, Lorch and Burg Nollig 1817 by Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775-1851

Footpath just outside Kaub (in the direction of Bingen), View of the Pfalz

This view of the »Pfalz at Kaub« didn’t present itself to Turner until he was on his return journey from Mainz to Cologne on 27th August 1817. From on board ship he sketched the former toll castle on its small island in the river with Burg Gutenfels on the hill to the right. The numerous drawings that Turner made on his journey, including those completed whilst walking, document his fascination with this extraordinary building. In this work he combines several pencil drawings to form a pleasing overall composition. This is one of the few castles in the Middle Rhine Valley that was not destroyed by Napoleon’s troops. Today Pfalzgrafenstein Castle is owned by the Federal State of Rhineland-Palatinate and is open to the public.

Aquarell, 1817
Wasser und Deckfarbe auf grau laviertem Papier
Größe:190 x 305 mm
Sammlung: Privatbesitz
Referenz: Witon 643