Joseph Mallord William TurnerGuildford: Quarry Street from a Second-Floor Window in the White Lion Hotel, High Street, with St Mary to the Right and the Castle above to the Left 1805

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Guildford: Quarry Street from a Second-Floor Window in the White Lion Hotel, High Street, with St Mary to the Right and the Castle above to the Left
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
D06320
Turner Bequest XCVIII 117 a
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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 117 Verso:
Guildford: Quarry Street from a Second-Floor Window in the White Lion Hotel, High Street, with St Mary to the Right and the Castle above to the Left 1805
D06320
Turner Bequest XCVIII 117a
Pencil on white laid paper, 117 x 182 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
In a pencil annotation to a copy of Finberg in Tate’s Library, Edward Croft-Murray deleted the ‘Possibly’ from Finberg’s tentative identification of Guildford, since confirmed by Hill with an exact description of the viewpoint. Hill concludes that Turner stayed at the White Lion, a large coaching inn overlooking the High Street at the junction with Quarry Street, and drew this view from his room. As well as the Castle and St Mary’s Church, it includes the Star Inn on the right.

David Blayney Brown
July 2008

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