Joseph Mallord William Turner

Virginia Water, with the Chinese Fishing Temple Beyond

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
D22136
Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 83

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the Chinese Fishing Temple (now gone) is seen to the north in the distance across Virginia Water; the view of the wooded hillside continues across folio 84 verso opposite (D22135; Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 82a).
For other views around Virginia Water, see under folio 73 verso (D22113; Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 71a).

Matthew Imms
August 2013

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