Joseph Mallord William Turner Virginia Water, with the Chinese Fishing Temple Beyond c.1827

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Virginia Water, with the Chinese Fishing Temple Beyond
From Kenilworth Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII
Date c.1827
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
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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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