On the towpath, looking towards the Loreley
The watercolour shows the Lorelei rock again from a different perspective. This time Turner looks downstream in the direction of St. Goar and shows only part of the Loreley rock. By doing so, Turner leaves it to the viewer to imagine the true scale and grandeur of the Loreley – an artistic device that he used many times in his works. On the left of the painting we see the towpath with several people on it. This is the same path Turner walks along to reach Bingen. On the right bank of the Rhine travellers were forced to take the route over the hills.
Medium: watercolour and gouache on grey-washed paper
Dimensions: 191 x 302 mm
Collection: private collection
Reference: Wilton 685
Beware! There is very little space on the cycle path. Please be careful!
Hiking: The RheinBurgenWeg hiking trail can be reached in approx. 20 min. via an access route.
Address: Cycle path along the Rhine, to the south of St. Goar – An der Loreley
Site: Turner’s painting site is not yet marked
Public Transport: »Loreleyblick« bus stop, St. Goar: approx. 10 min. walk
By bike: Rheinradweg cycle route – no detour necessary
Parking: Parking available near the town’s southern entrance. Approx. 2 min. walk from there