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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
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).