Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sandycombe Lodge, Twickenham: An Unexecuted Elevation from the South

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
D08073
Turner Bequest CXIV 81 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.
The present sketch is an example of the deep, narrow ‘Type A’ type categorised by Patrick Youngblood (as discussed in the Introduction to the Sandycombe section), with arches supporting the garden front of the main storey,1 seen from the south. A similar design is shown from the north on folio 80 verso (D08071).

Matthew Imms
January 2012

1
See Youngblood 1982, p.26.

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