Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Design for a Wing of Sandycombe Lodge, Twickenham

c.1809–11

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 125 × 201 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09014
Turner Bequest CXXVII 35

Catalogue entry

This is one of numerous pages in this sketchbook relating to Turner’s self-designed Twickenham house, Sandycombe Lodge (see the Introduction to the sketchbook). As noted under D08966 (CXXVII 2), most of the designs in the book show variations on the central block of the house more or less as built, with variations in the lower flanking wings.1
1
See Patrick Youngblood, ‘The Painter as Architect: Turner and Sandycombe Lodge’, Turner Studies, vol.2, no.1, Summer 1982, pp.29, and 35 notes 78–82.
Technical notes:
This is one of a few single leaves which, with a greater number of loose bifolio sheets, constitute the so-called Sandycombe and Yorkshire sketchbook. The folded sheets were not bound, but placed inside each other in a sequence which is not entirely recoverable (see the sketchbook’s Introduction for a suggested order).
Verso:
Blank

Matthew Imms
January 2012

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