Joseph Mallord William Turner
?The Teahouse in the Garden at St Anne’s Hill, near Chertsey c.1827

Artwork details

?The Teahouse in the Garden at St Anne’s Hill, near Chertsey
From Windsor and St Anne's Hill Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CCXXV
Date c.1827
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 116 x 222 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCXXV 5
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Catalogue entry

The building on the left may be the teahouse1 or another small garden building in the grounds of the Charles James Fox’s villa at St Anne’s Hill, near Chertsey in Surrey (see the sketchbook’s Introduction for more details), the roof of which is apparently shown beyond the trees in the distance. Compare the urn and trellis on the right with those on the left on folio 25 verso (D20588), the basis of one of Turner’s St Anne’s Hill watercolours.
See ‘Hoorah for Holland’, Chertsey Museum News, no.36, Summer 2013, p.[1], accessed 20 August 2014,
Technical notes:
As in most other cases in this sketchbook, John Ruskin’s customary red ink page number is not immediately apparent adjacent to the later stamp.

Matthew Imms
August 2014

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