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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Trees beside Virginia Water c.1827

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 91 Recto:
Trees beside Virginia Water c.1827
Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 89
Pencil on white wove paper, 120 x 203 mm
Partial watermark ‘rnard | 20’
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘89’ bottom left, upside down
Stamped in black ‘CCXXXVIII – 89’ top left, upside down
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this view is probably of the north side of Virginia Water near the Chinese Fishing Temple shown on folio 90 verso opposite (D22146; Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 88a) and in adjacent sketches. The small building in the distance, perhaps a boathouse, is not identified.
For other views around Virginia Water, see under folio 73 verso (D22113; Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 71a).

Matthew Imms
August 2013

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Trees beside Virginia Water c.1827 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, September 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-trees-beside-virginia-water-r1148788, accessed 19 September 2021.