Joseph Mallord William Turner

Designs for a Chimneypiece at Sandycombe Lodge

c.1812–13

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 178 × 110 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09204
Turner Bequest CXXIX 122

Catalogue entry

Turner gives two designs for chimneypieces, plus a cross-section of the left pilaster of the upper design. Patrick Youngblood observes and illustrates the close relation between the bottom design and the chimneypiece as executed in the sitting room at Turner’s villa at Twickenham, Sandycombe Lodge, built to the artist’s designs c.1812–13 (see folio 51 verso of this sketchbook, D09128). Given that Turner is evidently thinking about the finishing touches in this sketch, one might surmise that the building work must have been at a reasonably advanced stage, perhaps late 1812 to early 1813.

David Hill
October 2008

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