Not on display
The picturesque scenery of the Rhine, with its rugged cliffs and dramatic ruins towering over the winding river, has enchanted artists and tourists of many nationalities from Turner's day to our own. In late August 1817 he used this sketchbook alongside no.6 to record similar subjects in greater detail on its much larger pages. These two sketches show the towns and castles which lie at the heart of every traveller's experiences of the Rhine. From St Goar Turner could look up at Burg Rheinfels and downstream to Burg Maus. For the facing sketch he crossed the river to St Goarshausen and walked up the hill to the side of Burg Katz.
Gallery label, August 2004
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- River Rhine(674)