'Hurtmore Lane, Surrey', photography by Benjamin Brecknell Turner

'Hurtmore Lane, Surrey', photography by Benjamin Brecknell Turner

Benjamin Brecknell Turner
'Hurtmore Lane, Surrey'
England
1852-54
Albumen print from paper negative
Museum no. PH.36-1982
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

In this photograph Turner photographed a country lane cutting between a house and a simple shed housing what appears to be low farm wagons. The composition is of two distinct halves with the lane curving tantalisingly off into shadow at the left, begging the eye to continue the journey, while past the gate and the shed at the right the land rises into a high embankment, defying the expectation of a low horizon.