Kaub on the Rhine, Germany

Kaub on the Rhine, Germany



Edward Lear (1812-1888)
View of Kaub on the Rhine

Inscribed lower right:
Caub./22. August./1837/H
Pencil heightened with white on grey paper
19.4 by 28cm., 7 ½ by 11 in.

Kaub is a medieval town on the east bank of the Rhine south of Koblenz and about thirty miles west of Wiesbaden. It is famous for the Burg Pfalzgrafenstein, a castle on an island in the middle of the Rhine which served as a tollgate for merchandise travelling down the river. The castle on the hill above the town is called Gutenfels and in the distance is the town of Oberwesel with the Schonburg Castle above it.