Neuwied and Weise Thurn by Joseph Mallord William Turner A5 postcard
A5 (14.8 x 21 cm) single postcard featuring Neuwied and Weise Thurn, with Hoch's Monument on the Rhine, looking towards Andernach by Joseph Mallord William Turner, part of the National Galleries of Scotland Collection.
This highly coloured riverscape was worked up in Turner's studio from a pencil sketch made on a walking tour along the Rhine in 1817. Turner captures the grand expanse of the river valley and the distant misty mountains while including a variety of human and animal activity to enliven the foreground. The town of Weissenthurm is on the left (its white tower, ironically, in shadow) and Neuwied on the opposite bank..
Joseph Mallord William Turner (23 April 1775 – 19 December 1851), known as J. M. W. Turner, was an English Romantic painter, printmaker, and watercolourist, known for his brilliant, expressive colourisation, imaginative landscapes and turbulent, often violent marine paintings.