Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sandycombe Lodge, Twickenham: An Unexecuted Elevation and Plan

c.1809–11

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 87 x 117 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08077
Turner Bequest CXIV 83 a

Catalogue entry

This is one of a series of sketches relating to Sandycombe Lodge, Turner’s self-designed Twickenham house (see the Introduction to the sketchbook), occupying most of the pages between folio 73 verso (D08057) and folio 86 verso (D08083), and apparently made working inwards from the back of the book.
The present studies show the broad, shallow ‘Type B’ type categorised by Patrick Youngblood (as discussed in the Introduction to the Sandycombe section); a related design, with a classicising Palladian facade emphasising the central bay on the garden front is on folio 79 verso (D08069),1 while a similar plan is in the Sandycombe and Yorkshire sketchbook (Tate D08967; Turner Bequest CXXVII 3).2

Matthew Imms
January 2012

1
See Youngblood 1982, p.26.
2
Ibid., p.35 note 73; reproduced as ill.9 but wrongly captioned ‘CXIV-83a’.

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