J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?The Teahouse in the Garden at St Anne's Hill, near Chertsey c.1827

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 5 Recto:
?The Teahouse in the Garden at St Anne’s Hill, near Chertsey c.1827
D20565
Turner Bequest CCXXV 5
Pencil on white wove paper, 116 x 222 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCXXV – 5’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The building on the left may be the teahouse1 or another small garden building in the grounds of the Charles James Fox’s villa at St Anne’s Hill, near Chertsey in Surrey (see the sketchbook’s Introduction for more details), the roof of which is apparently shown beyond the trees in the distance. Compare the urn and trellis on the right with those on the left on folio 25 verso (D20588), the basis of one of Turner’s St Anne’s Hill watercolours.
1
See ‘Hoorah for Holland’, Chertsey Museum News, no.36, Summer 2013, p.[1], accessed 20 August 2014, http://chertseymuseum.org/domains/chertseymuseum.org.uk/local/media/images/medium/news36_2.pdf.
Technical notes:
As in most other cases in this sketchbook, John Ruskin’s customary red ink page number is not immediately apparent adjacent to the later stamp.

Matthew Imms
August 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘?The Teahouse in the Garden at St Anne’s Hill, near Chertsey c.1827 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2014, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-the-teahouse-in-the-garden-at-st-annes-hill-near-chertsey-r1172973, accessed 22 May 2024.