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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Virginia Water, with the Five Arch Bridge and the Chinese Fishing Temple c.1827

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 87 Verso:
Virginia Water, with the Five Arch Bridge and the Chinese Fishing Temple c.1827
D22140
Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 85a
Pencil on white wove paper, 120 x 203 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Virginia Water, with the Five Arch Bridge and the Chinese Fishing Temple 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-virginia-water-with-the-five-arch-bridge-and-the-chinese-r1148781, accessed 07 December 2021.