Turner heightens the drama of this view with his use of brilliant white. Luminous against the broad, thin sweeps of colour that he uses to define the undulating landscape, the white gouache draws our attention to the buildings spilling down the hillside. At the very top is the ruined castle, Burg Hals. This work was included in early touring exhibitions of Turner’s watercolours. Between 1897 and 1929 it spent time on show in towns and cities across Britain including Bradford, Wolverhampton, Manchester, Leeds, Blackburn, Bootle, Swansea and Hastings.