On the towpath, looking towards the LoreleiComing
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.
Nähe An der Loreley 24