Just outside Hirzenach in the direction of St. Goar, looking towards Hirzenach
This viewpoint can be located upstream of Hirzenach, looking in the direction of Boppard-Hirzenach. The small village is not visible in the painting. Turner exaggerated the height of the Rhine hillsides to dramatize the everyday scene of fishermen on and by the river. This tendency can be seen in many of his works. Turner’s supporter John Ruskin often referred to the fact that Turner was concerned not with producing an exact reproduction of reality, but with depicting specific light and colour phenomena.
Medium: watercolour on grey-washed paper
Dimensions: 210 x 325 mm
Collection: The British Museum; Turner Worldwide
Reference: TW0412; Wilton 681
The baroque Propsteigarten in Hirzenach was created in the 18th century. Today it is part of the »Route der Welterbe-Gärten«.
Address: Rheinradweg cycle path, Hirzenach
Site: Turner’s painting site is not yet marked
Public Transport: Hirzenach railway station: approx. 10 min. walk
By bike: Rheinradweg cycle route – no detour necessary
Parking: Near Hirzenach railway station – walk from there