Harlech Castle, Gwynedd, Wales
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Body colour and watercolour with scratching out, on white paper prepared with a grey wash (H. 19cm, W. 30cm)
Turner based the composition of this scene on a rapid drawing from his Waterloo and Rhine sketchbook (pp. 78a and 79), made on a walking tour along the Rhine in 1817. On the left is the town of Weissenthurm, facing the town of Neuwied on the opposite bank. Turner made several versions of this scene, including Neuwied und Weissenthurm, with Hoch’s Monument on the Rhine, looking towards Andernach (D NG 857, c. 1819) a watercolour in the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh.