Joseph Mallord William Turner

Virginia Water, with the Chinese Fishing Temple Beyond; and with the Clockcase in the Distance

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
D22133
Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 81 a

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, at the bottom left is a continuation of woods from the distant view of the Chinese Fishing Temple across Virginia Water on folio 84 recto opposite (D22134; Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 82). The main view, across the centre of the page, appears to be a development on a larger scale from this continuation; each has a ‘w’ (for water) in a corresponding position. The vertical feature at the right appears to be the Clockcase folly (since obscured by trees), beyond the eastern end of the lake and the London road.
For other views around Virginia Water, see under folio 73 verso (D22113; Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 71a).

Matthew Imms
August 2013

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