Joseph Mallord William Turner

Virginia Water, with the Chinese Fishing Temple Beyond and the Five Arch Bridge in the Distance

c.1827

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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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
D22128
Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 79

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this view to the west across Virginia Water with the Five Arch Bridge in the distance, continues on folio 80 verso opposite (D22127; Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 78a), where the Chinese Fishing Temple appears. The bridge is also seen on folio 88 recto (D22141; Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 86); designed by Sir Jeffry Wyattville (1766–1840), it was completed in 1827.1
For other views around Virginia Water, see under folio 73 verso (D22113; Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 71a).

Matthew Imms
August 2013

1
See ‘Image Gallery’, The Royal Landscape, accessed 15 June 2013, http://www.theroyallandscape.co.uk/gardens-and-landscape/virginia-water/image-gallery/.

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