Joseph Mallord William Turner

St Catherine’s Hill, near Guildford, from the South-East

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
D06306
Turner Bequest XCVIII 110 a

Catalogue entry

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 St Catherine’s Hill, since confirmed by Hill. This is one of a sequence of views of the hill from different angles in this sketchbook, beginning with one of the same aspect from further away on folio 118 verso (D06322) if Turner was working backwards through the book. The ‘ruins on top’ are those of St Catherine’s Chapel.

David Blayney Brown
July 2008

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