This sketch was taken at a point on the Lahn in front of the Burg Lahneck, looking towards the Castle Stolzenfels and the village of Kapellen (see Tate D20158; Turner Bequest CCXVIII 20). The first building on the right is the Martinsburg of Lahnstein, a formidable building constructed at the end of the thirteenth century by the Archbishops of Mainz to levy river taxes.1 The Martinsburg’s two towers are visible: the largest is the residential keep, a turreted hexagonal tower, and next to it, what appears to be a Rhenish helm. The foreground at left shows a fluid and agile rendering of a riverboat with its sails raised yet hanging loose.
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