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 × 203 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D22141
Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 86

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the Five Arch Bridge is shown to the north-west across Virginia Water; designed by Sir Jeffry Wyattville (1766–1840), it was completed in 1827.1 It also appears on folio 81 recto (D22128; Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 79).
This view continues across folio 87 verso opposite (D22140; CCXXXVIII 85a), where the Fishing Temple is shown, and again onto folio 85 verso (D22137; CCXXXVIII 83a).
For other views around Virginia Water, see under folio 73 verso (D22113; CCXXXVIII 71a).

Matthew Imms
August 2013

1
See ‘Image Gallery’, The Royal Landscape, accessed 15 June 2013, http://www.theroyallandscape.co.uk/gardens-and-landscape/virginia-water/image-gallery/.

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