Remagen, Erpel and Linz

 
Artist
Creation date
Materials
watercolor and gouache on white paper prepared with gray wash
Mark Descriptions
J WHATMAN / 1860
Dimensions
7 3/4 x 12 5/8 in (sheet)
Credit line
Gift in memory of Dr. and Mrs. Hugo O. Pantzer by their children
Accession number
72.178
Collection
Not Currently On View

With Napoleon's defeat in 1815, English artists crossed the Channel for the first time in twenty years.  In 1817, Turner visited the battlefield of Waterloo and continued on to Cologne.  From there, he walked south and sketched along the Rhine the 100 miles to Mainz.

On the evening of the second day, he rounded the bend beneath St. Martin's Chapel and made a panoramic sketch of the towns of Remagen, Erpel and Linz.  Presumably in his hotel that night, he began this watercolor.

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