On the towpath, looking towards the Lorelei

Coming from the direction of St. Goar, we encounter this view of the Loreley rock. Turner painted the legendary rock formation from seven different positions and left behind a considerably larger number of sketches of this exceptional landmark. Two more works originated only a few hundred metres from this point in the direction of Oberwesel. Once again, in this watercolour we see Turner’s tendency to dramatize the landscape. He makes the mountains more impressive by portraying them as higher and more rugged than they really are.

Aquarell, 1817
Medium: Wasser- und Deckfarbe auf grau laviertem Papier
Größe: 202 x 312 mm
Sammlung: Leeds Museums and Galleries (City Art Gallery); UK Turner Worldwide
Referenz: TW0318; Wilton 648