The tall cylindrical tower of Burg Bischofstein, which stands on a rugged ridge rising steeply from the Mosel, is one of the most arresting sights on the entire river and is visible for a considerable distance. It is also a far more forbidding castle than any other on the Mosel, being built of very dark stone. Turner's colour harmonies and handling here are both reminiscent of those used in nos.71-73.
Gallery label, August 1991
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