Joseph Mallord William Turner

Godalming from the North, with St Peter and Paul Church, and Boarden Bridge in the Foreground to the Right

1805

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 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

Catalogue entry

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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