Rheindiebach am Rheinuferweg,Blick zur Burg Fürstenberg
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.