Here Turner records the River Elbe in Saxony, probably from a point near the town of Königstein. Figures gather at the water’s edge, and the rear of a carriage can be seen driving down a road. The carriage moves in the direction of a post-distance column (milestone), which is the obelisk at left. Particular to Saxony, these milestones were traditionally carved with distances and journey times to the nearest eighth of an hour.
- River Elbe(65)