Joseph Mallord William Turner

Alternative Elevation Designs for and Prospects of Sandycombe Lodge, Twickenham


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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Graphite on paper
Support: 126 × 202 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CXXVII 12 a

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
See Youngblood 1982, pp.29, and 35 notes 78–82.
Technical notes:
This page is a face of one of the loose bifolio sheets which form the majority of the so-called Sandycombe and Yorkshire sketchbook, along with a few single leaves. The sheets were not bound, but folded inside each other in a sequence which is not entirely recoverable (see the sketchbook’s Introduction for a suggested order). When unfolded, this page is continuous with D08990 (CXXVII 19); the measurements given above are for the present work alone.

Matthew Imms
January 2012

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