This sketch was taken on the Rhine as Turner passed the riverside town of Bingen. The view shows two nearby fortifications, the Mäuseturm and Burg Ehrenfels, erected by the Archbishopric of Mainz to protect territories and collect taxes. A separate sketch of the Mäuseturm is at rear.
See also Tate D12829, D12835, D12840–D12841, D12944–D12945, D12948–D12949, D28492–D28493, D29598, D29737, D29739–D29742, D29744–D29745, D30583–D30584, D30586, D30589, D30644–D30645, D30651; Turner Bequest CLX 66, 69, 71a–72, CLXI 33a–34, 35a–36, CCXC 71a–72, CCXCVI 2a, 72a, 73a–75, 76–76a, CCCIII 63a–64a, 65a, 67, CCCIV 7a–8, 11. There are also two watercolours of Bingen produced in 1817 (Private Collection and British Museum).1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, pp.378–9 nos 679 and 682.
- River Rhine(674)