Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sandycombe Lodge, Twickenham: An Unexecuted Elevation

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
D08079
Turner Bequest CXIV 84 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. Here an elevation of the garden (east) front as a single block is shown, chamfered at the corners as the eventually realised flanking wings would be.

Matthew Imms
January 2012

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