The Church Oak, Hawkhurst
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The Church Oak, Hawkhurst 1852 - 1854
Turner's photography records rural scenes that his contemporaries admired for their Englishness. The blasted English oak symbolises the strength and endurance of the English nation. The sophisticated city dwellers who took an interest in Turner's photography, would have appreciated this image not only for its patriotic message but for it also being 'the mirror of nature'.

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  • Acc. No. PGP 13.2
  • Medium Albumen print from paper negative
  • Size 29.20 x 39.00 cm
  • Credit Presented by Mrs Elizabeth Uldall 1987