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William Turner - Standort 13 | St. Goar

On the towpath just outside the village “An der Loreley”, looking towards Burg Katz and St. GoarshausenOn

Monday 25th August 1817 Turner continues on his journey towards Mainz.

Turner captures this view whilst walking along the towpath, not far from

St. Goar. The composition centres on Burg Katz above the little town of

St. Goarshausen. In the foreground we see several barge-horses. At

this time boats were still towed upstream using »horse power«. Paintings

from the late 1830s show how this form of traction was gradually

replaced by steam ships. The rich colours that Turner chose for this

scene, both in the lighter and the darker areas, are particularly

striking. Today Burg Katz is privately owned and is not open to the


You can reach us at:

William Turner
Nähe An der Loreley 24
56329 St. Goar



Blick zur Burg Katz und St.Goarshausen (Foto: Courtauld Institute Galleries , Quelle: Tourist-Information St. Goar) Skizze00 (Foto: Tate; CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0, Quelle: Tourist-Information St. Goar) Skizze01 (Foto: Tate; CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0, Quelle: Tourist-Information St. Goar)
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