Joseph Mallord William Turner

Virginia Water with the Chinese Fishing Temple Beyond

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
D22149
Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 90

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this is a view westwards along Virginia Water from the southern shore. The forms on the water to the left may be swans. The view continues on folio 91 verso opposite (D22148; Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 89a), where the Chinese Fishing Temple appears.
For other views around Virginia Water, see under folio 73 verso (D22113; Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 71a).

Matthew Imms
August 2013

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