J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Design for a Wing of Sandycombe Lodge, Twickenham c.1809-11

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Design for a Wing of Sandycombe Lodge, Twickenham circa 1809–11
Turner Bequest CXXVII 35
Pencil on white wove paper, 125 x 201 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘35’ top left, upside down
Stamped in black ‘CXXVII 35’ top left, upside down
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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 Patrick Youngblood, ‘The Painter as Architect: Turner and Sandycombe Lodge’, Turner Studies, vol.2, no.1, Summer 1982, pp.29, and 35 notes 78–82.
Technical notes:
This is one of a few single leaves which, with a greater number of loose bifolio sheets, constitute the so-called Sandycombe and Yorkshire sketchbook. The folded sheets were not bound, but placed inside each other in a sequence which is not entirely recoverable (see the sketchbook’s Introduction for a suggested order).

Matthew Imms
January 2012

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘A Design for a Wing of Sandycombe Lodge, Twickenham c.1809–11 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-design-for-a-wing-of-sandycombe-lodge-twickenham-r1134725, accessed 09 March 2021.