Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sandycombe Lodge, Twickenham: An Unexecuted Elevation and Plan

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
D08066
Turner Bequest CXIV 78

Catalogue entry

The page includes the following inscriptions; at the top left in pencil:
40     16 
        8 
      128 
At the top centre and right in ink:
40 feet long      20 feet high West side 
20 Broad          30 feet high East side 
And at the centre right in pencil:
 100 
  80 
 8000  1
This is one of a series of sketches relating to Sandycombe Lodge, Turner’s self-designed Twickenham house (see the Introduction to the sketchbook),2 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 the east (garden) elevation is shown with a wide balcony; there is also a rudimentary plan.

Matthew Imms
January 2012

1
This section transcribed in Hamilton 1998, p.28.
2
See also Warrell and Perkins 1988, p.24.

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