Joseph Mallord William Turner

St Catherine’s Hill, near Guildford, from the North

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
D06316
Turner Bequest XCVIII 115 a

Catalogue entry

This view looks towards St Catherine’s Hill and Chapel from near the riverside meadows, approaching from Guildford. Another in the same direction from further away, near Guildford Mills, and made first if Turner was working his way backwards through the sketchbook, is on folio 116 verso (D06318). Hill notes of the present sketch that ‘a line denoting the reflection of the willow to the left tells us how calm the water was’.1

David Blayney Brown
July 2008

1
Hill 1993, p.79.

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