Joseph Mallord William TurnerDesigns for Sandycombe Lodge c.1811

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Designs for Sandycombe Lodge
From Hastings Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CXI
Date c.1811
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 88 x 110 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CXI 2
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Folio 2 Recto:
Designs for Sandycombe Lodge circa 1811
Turner Bequest CXI 2
Pen and ink on white wove paper, 88 x 110 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘2’ top left, inverted
Stamped in black ‘CXI 2’ top left, inverted
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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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