Buildings in the town
From the riverbank at Boppard Turner produces quick sketches of the day-to-day work of people on the river. With great enthusiasm the artist captures characteristic features of the town wall and records his impressions of the picturesque buildings. In this watercolour, a sturdy town tower and the adjacent wall provide the backdrop for the bustling activity around a boat that is anchored there. In the background we see the »twin towers« of the Church of St. Severus. This painting is an impressive example of how Turner combines different perspectives (river scene and town view).
Medium: watercolour and gouache with pencil and scratching out on washed paper
Dimensions: 200 x 318 mm
Collection: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
The Rhineside promenade is perfect for a stroll and the Electoral Castle and museum are also worth visiting.
Address: Junction of Rheinallee and Michael-Bach-Strasse, Boppard
Site: The Turner plaque is located at the entrance to the riverside park (Rheinanlagen)
Public Transport: Boppard railway station: approx. 10 min. walk
By bike: Rheinradweg cycle route – no detour necessary
Parking: Parking available in the immediate vicinity