Joseph Mallord William Turner
Designs for Sandycombe Lodge c.1811

Artwork details

Designs for Sandycombe Lodge
From Hastings Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CXI
Date c.1811
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 88 x 110 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CXI 2
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Catalogue entry

Finberg was surely right to associate this small house with a central block and a low wing at its side with Sandycome Lodge, Turner’s out-of-town retreat at Twickenham. A further idea for the roofing of the wing is on folio 55 (D07679). Turner bought the land in 1807 and began planning the building about 1811. Drawings occur in a number of sketchbooks.

David Blayney Brown
April 2011

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