Joseph Mallord William Turner

Guildford from near St Catherine’s Ferry

1805

Not on display
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
D06308
Turner Bequest XCVIII 111 a

Catalogue entry

Edward Croft-Murray was the first to recognise this subject as Guildford in a pencil annotation to a copy of Finberg in Tate’s Library. This is confirmed by Hill who locates the viewpoint as from near St Catherine’s Ferry, and observes that shadows indicate that the ‘sun is in the east, about 9 or 10 a.m.’

David Blayney Brown
July 2008

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