Joseph Mallord William Turner

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

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
D22140
Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 85 a

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the Chinese Fishing Temple is seen to the north-east across Virginia Water. The view continues across folio 88 recto opposite (D22141; CCXXXVIII 86), where the Five Arch Bridge is shown to the north-west. There is also a half-page continuation to the right on folio 85 verso (D22137; CCXXXVIII 83a).
For other views around Virginia Water, see under folio 73 verso (D22113; Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 71a).

Matthew Imms
August 2013

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