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Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. Patrick Youngblood was the first to identify this rough outline as a likely ‘early plan of [the] Sandycombe site’, noting that the plot strongly resembles it in its ‘triangular outline .... rectilinear “house” form at the bottom... and a kidney-shaped pond in the middle’. It would be the earliest of several plans of the site at Twickenham that Turner bought in 1807 and where he began building a small house in about 1812. Ideas and designs for the house and garden, which contained a fish pond, abound in his sketchbooks.
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