Here Turner depicts the ruins of Burg Sonnenburg, situated in a north-eastern borough of Wiesbaden. The citadel was built in the earlier twelfth century by the Counts of the House of Nassau in order to protect Wiesbaden from the neighbouring Lords of Eppstein (see Tate D28448; Turner Bequest CCXC 49 a).1Sonnenburg is depicted on D28479–D28482; Turner Bequest CCXC 65–66a.
The Thalkirche (Valley Church), which dates to the fifteenth century, can be seen in the middle distance.
‘Burg Sonnenburg’, Wiesbaden, http://www
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