Joseph Mallord William TurnerAlternative Prospects of and an Elevation Design for Sandycombe Lodge, Twickenham c.1809-11

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Alternative Prospects of and an Elevation Design for Sandycombe Lodge, Twickenham
From Sandycombe and Yorkshire Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CXXVII
Date c.1809-11
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 126 x 202 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08985
Turner Bequest CXXVII 15
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Alternative Prospects of and an Elevation Design for Sandycombe Lodge, Twickenham circa 1809–11
D08985
Turner Bequest CXXVII 15
Pencil on white wove paper, 126 x 202 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘15’ top left, upside down (now very faint)
Stamped in black ‘CXXVII 15’ top left, upside down
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is one of numerous pages in this sketchbook relating to Turner’s self-designed Twickenham house, Sandycombe Lodge (see the Introduction to the sketchbook). As noted under D08966 (CXXVII 2), most of the designs in the book show variations on the central block of the house more or less as built, with variations in the lower flanking wings.1
1
See Youngblood 1982, pp.29, and 35 notes 78–82; see also Warrell and Perkins 1988, p.24.
Technical notes:
This page is a face of one of the loose bifolio sheets which form the majority of the so-called Sandycombe and Yorkshire sketchbook, along with a few single leaves. The sheets were not bound, but folded inside each other in a sequence which is not entirely recoverable (see the sketchbook’s Introduction for a suggested order). When unfolded, this page is continuous with the verso of D08986 (CXXVII 16); the measurements given above are for the present work alone.
Verso:
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Matthew Imms
January 2012

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