Rheindiebach on the riverside footpath, looking towards Burg Fürstenberg
On 25th August 1817, whilst continuing his walking tour along the banks of the Rhine, Turner has already left Kaub and Bacharach behind him when he arrives at Rheindiebach. This watercolour is based on a small but detailed sketch and shows Castle Fürstenberg as Turner saw it from this viewpoint. The scene is divided horizontally by the ancient town wall. In the foreground the artist depicts the life and activities of local people. The inclusion of such elements is typical of Turner’s work.
Medium: watercolour and gouache with scratching out on grey-washed paper
Dimensions: 235 x 311 mm
Collection: Manchester City Galleries; Turner Worldwide
Reference: TW0588; Wilton 641
The »Four Valleys« area centred around Bacharach, Steeg, Diebach and Manubach is known for its beautiful hiking trails and good wines.
Address: Rhine riverbank, Rheindiebach
Site: Turner’s painting site is not yet marked
Public Transport: »Wehrturm«, bus stop, Rheindiebach: approx. 5 min. walk; ferry Niederheimbach–Lorch: approx. 20 min. walk
By bike: Rheinradweg cycle route – no detour necessary
Parking: Parking available in Rheindiebach. From there, walk through the underpass to the Rhine riverbank