At the end of the towpath; Looking towards the Lorelei and Burg KatzTurner
sketches this other view looking towards the Lorelei and Burg Katz.
The watercolour is considered the most interesting of Turner’s seven
depictions of the Lorelei. The dark cliff casts its shadow on the
salmon fishers, thus symbolizing the danger emanating from the fabled
Lorelei rock. In the background we catch a glimpse of the safe harbour
at St. Goarshausen, illuminated through the clouds by the last rays of
the sinking sun. The suggestion of St. Goarshausen and Burg Katz in the
background give the watercolour marvellous depth.
Nähe An der Loreley 1