Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sandycombe Lodge, Twickenham: An Unexecuted Design in its Setting from the North

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: 87 × 117 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08071
Turner Bequest CXIV 80 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 Turner shows a notional view of the house from the north (of the deep, narrow ‘Type A’ type categorised by Patrick Youngblood, as discussed in the Introduction to the Sandycombe section). A similar design is shown from the south on folio 81 verso (D08073).

Matthew Imms
January 2012

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