Joseph Mallord William TurnerGodalming from the North, with St Peter and Paul Church, and Boarden Bridge in the Foreground to the Right 1805

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Godalming from the North, with St Peter and Paul Church, and Boarden Bridge in the Foreground to the Right
From Wey, Guildford Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XCVIII
Date 1805
Dimensionssupport: 117 x 182 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06324
Turner Bequest XCVIII 119 a
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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 119 Verso:
Godalming from the North, with St Peter and Paul Church, and Boarden Bridge in the Foreground to the Right 1805
D06324
Turner Bequest XCVIII 119a
Pencil on white laid paper, 117 x 182 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Following on from another on folio 120 verso (D06326) if Turner was working backwards through the sketchbook, this view of Godalming from the meadows near Boarden Bridge is one of the first made by Turner on the Godalming Navigation. As Hill notes, at this point a system of weirs marked the upper limit of navigation for even the smallest craft. The church of St Peter and St Paul also appears, from the hill behind it looking north along the Wey, in the oil sketch Godalming from the South (Tate N02304).1

David Blayney Brown
July 2008

1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, p.123 no.190 (pl.190).

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