Oberwesel and Schoenburg Castle 18 1/4 x 14 1/4

Oberwesel and Schoenburg Castle 18 1/4 x 14 1/4 by Jim Young

From the Jim Young Gallery

Category: Paintings: Oil

Title: Oberwesel and Schoenburg Castle 18 1/4 x 14 1/4

Description: Oberwesel is a town on the Middle Rhine in Western Germany. Like many towns in this region it is dominated by a castle. The castle overlooking Oberweses is the Schoenburg Castle. It was originally built starting sometime in the 10th century. The Dukes of Schoenburg ruled over the town, and levied customs on the Rhine river. The castle was burned down in 1689 by French soldiers during the Palatinate Heritage war and remained in ruins for two centuries until it was bought by Mr. Rhinelander who completed restoration in 1914. The town of Oberwesel bought the castle in 1950. The Hüttl family has lived at the castle on a long-term lease since 1957, and has established a beautiful hotel and restaurant. A distinctive feature in the town, featured prominently in the painting, is the Church of Our Lady (Liebfrauenkriche), also known as “red church”. The church was built beginning in 1308 and is one of the best examples of Gothic churches in the region.

Theme: Landscape

Material: Paper

Texture: Brushed

Finish: Framed

Dimensions: 18 inches wide, 14 inches tall

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Price: $375.00