Joseph Mallord William Turner

Guildford from near St Catherine’s Ferry: Guildford Castle and Trinity Church Tower to Right

1805

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Medium
None
Dimensions
Support: 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

Catalogue entry

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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