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William Turner - Standort 22 | Trechtingshausen

Trechtingshausen on the riverside footpath, looking towards Burg Rheinstein Here

Turner shows the view from Trechtingshausen looking towards Bingen. He

makes the sketch for the painting on 25th August while walking along the

riverside footpath on his way to Bingen. Hidden behind a tree just left

of the centre of the painting we can make out St. Clement’s Chapel. On

a hilltop to the right is the silhouette of Burg Rheinstein. The road

is deeply rutted and we see two figures resting there. Turner was to

occupy himself intensively with this location later on – particularly

after he had become acquainted with Goethe’s Theory of Colours in 1840.

In this work Turner’s aim was to produce an atmospheric watercolour

showing the scenery through the light of dusk with pale moonlight and a

cloudy sky. Today Burg Rheinstein is privately owned. It has a

restaurant and is open to the public.

You can reach us at:

William Turner
55413 Trechtingshausen



Blick in Richtung Burg Rheinstein (Foto: Victoria and Albert Museum , Quelle: Rhein-Nahe Touristik) Skizze (Foto: Tate; CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0, Quelle: Rhein-Nahe Touristik)
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