On the towpath just outside the village »An der Loreley«, looking towards Burg Katz and St. Goarshausen
On Monday 25th August 1817 Turner continues on his journey towards Mainz. Turner captures this view whilst walking along the towpath, not far from St. Goar. The composition centres on Castle Katz above the little town of St. Goarshausen. In the foreground we see several barge-horses. At this time boats were still towed upstream using »horse power«. Paintings from the late 1830s show how this form of traction was gradually replaced by steam ships. The rich colours that Turner chose for this scene, both in the lighter and the darker areas, are particularly striking. Today Castle Katz is privately owned and is not open to the public.
Medium: watercolour and gouache with scratching out on washed paper
Dimensions: 196 x 307 mm
Collection: Courtauld Institute Gallery, London; Turner Worldwide
Reference: TW0495; Wilton 645
Ground plaques #13 and #14 are both located at the same site. They show Turner’s views of the Rhine Valley from different perspectives and the works that resulted.
Hiking: The RheinBurgenWeg hiking trail can be reached in approx. 20 min. via an access route.
Address: Rhine footpath, St. Goar – An der Loreley
Site: Rhine footpath, at the campsite
Public Transport: »Loreleyblick« bus stop, St. Goar: approx. 15 min. walk
By bike: Unfortunately, cycling is not permitted on the Rhine footpath
Parking: Parking available near the town’s southern entrance. Approx. 5 min. walk from there