Rheindiebach on the riverside footpath, looking towards Burg Fürstenberg On
25th August 1817, whilst continuing his walking tour along the banks of
the Rhine, Turner has already left Kaub and Bacharach behind him when
he arrives at Rheindiebach. This watercolour is based on a small but
detailed sketch and shows Burg Fürstenberg as Turner saw it from this
viewpoint. The scene is divided horizontally by the ancient town wall.
In the foreground the artist depicts the life and activities of local
people. The inclusion of such elements is typical of Turner’s work.
Zwischen B9 + Rheinufer