William Turner - Site 06: Boppard
Boppard (Watercolour, 1817) ©Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
  • William Turner - Site 06: Boppard
  • Buildings in the town
Installation complete

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).

Watercolour, 1817
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.


Hiking: The RheinBurgenWeg hiking trail and »Marienberg« circular trail are approx. 10 min. away.

Installation complete

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