Joseph Mallord William TurnerGuildford from near St Catherine's Ferry: Guildford Castle and Trinity Church Tower to Right 1805

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Title
Guildford from near St Catherine's Ferry: Guildford Castle and Trinity Church Tower to 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
D06312
Turner Bequest XCVIII 113 a
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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 113 Verso:
Guildford from near St Catherine’s Ferry: Guildford Castle and Trinity Church Tower to Right 1805
D06312
Turner Bequest XCVIII 113a
Pencil on white laid paper, 117 x 182 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Hill notes the similarity of this view to one taken from a closer viewpoint on folio 112 verso of the sketchbook (D06310) and also to an oil sketch, Guildford from the Banks of the Wey, painted in the evening (Tate N02310).1 As noted by Butlin and Joll, the subject of the oil was first established by Christopher Pinsent in letters of 1 January and 2 March 1970; as well as Guildford Castle and the eighteenth-century brick tower of Trinity Church, he drew attention to chalk quarries on the right. Hill further observes that the present drawing is taken from the same viewpoint as another on folio 114 verso (D06314) but looking back down the Wey.

David Blayney Brown
July 2008

1
Butlin and Joll 1984, p.123 no.188 (pl.188).

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