Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Chinese Fishing Temple at Virginia Water

c.1827

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 120 x 203 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D22117
Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 73 a

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this loose sketch shows the south-eastern corner of the Chinese Fishing Temple (now gone) on the north shore of Virginia Water, as seen it its wider setting on the recto (D22116). There are more precise drawings of an elevation and details on folio 76 recto opposite (D22118; Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 74).
For other views around Virginia Water, see under folio 73 verso (D22113; Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 71a).

Matthew Imms
August 2013

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