The first exhibition of original Turners at his house in Twickenham
Turner’s House Trust are thrilled to announce their first exhibition of J.M.W. Turner’s original oil paintings in the house he designed for himself. The exhibition will open on January 10th, 2020, thanks to a generous loan from Tate.
Turner and the Thames: Five Paintings, will feature rare oil sketches, seldom seen by the public, and run until March 29th at Sandycombe Lodge, 40 Sandycoombe Road, St Margarets, Twickenham TW1 2LR.
The works have been chosen for their depictions of scenes close to his house near the river, and feature riparian landscapes from Isleworth to Windsor. The Thames enticed Turner to buy a plot of land in Twickenham on which to build a retreat for him and his father in the 1800s and he designed the villa so that he could glimpse the river from his bedroom window. Turner spent a lot of time on the Thames both working and fishing, keeping his catch in two ponds in what was then a large, country garden.
The exhibition is included in the price of general admission to the house.
Special tours may also be purchased for up to ten people for £120 and the group will have the house to themselves. These tours would make excellent Christmas presents for friends and family. If you are interested in booking on of these tours please contact Ricky Pound at email@example.com
J.M.W. Turner Lecture Day
Turner’s House Trust are delighted to announce that they will be organising a Turner Lecture Day in Twickenham on 11th June 2020. Themes are likely to include Turner at Sandycombe Lodge; Turner and the Arcadian Thames; Turner and Louis-Philippe, Duc de’Orleans; Turner at Petworth House; Turner and Constable and Turner and The Fighting Temeraire.
Details for yet to be confirmed but if you would like to express an interest in attending the day please email the House Director at firstname.lastname@example.org A little more information is here:
Two new sculptures by Turner’s House artist in residence Nicky Carvell are now in place in the garden at Turner’s House and in the house. both works are a result of a six-month residency, culminating in a contemporary response to Turner’s work in modern materials and continues the house’s artistic heritage.
Those that look closely will see several recognisable elements from the house and garden including the neo-classical carpet, the laylight and marble chimneypieces. The curves of the sculpture represent the curves of the house, whilst the plinth bases symbolise the eye.
Inspired by Turner – Family Activity
Friday 21st February, 10:00am-12:00, Booking required
Join us for a morning full of art inspired by the landscape painter J.M.W. Turner!!!
Get inspired by his house and original oil sketches, participate in different activity around the house and create amazing dioramas of your favourite landscape!!!
11:30am-12:00pm Tickets £12 – Include admission to Turner’s House and exhibition
January 26th – Turner and the Thames: an introduction to the current exhibition and the importance of the River to the artist
This event is now sold out
Join us for a special tour of our current exhibition Turner and the Thames: Five Paintings in a one-off opportunity to explore the exhibition with its curator, the Turner specialist Andrew Loukes!
February 16th – Local Scenes by J.M.W. Turner at Sandycombe Lodge
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Join House Director Ricky Pound as he explores local scenes from Turner’s Liber Studiorum, together with Alexander Pope’s villa and scenes from Richmond Hill. He will then examine the five oil sketches in the new exhibition, picturesque river scenes painted by Turner on recycled mahogany when he was living at nearby Isleworth.
March 22nd – Turner’s Sketchbooks
Join our Learning Officer Rita Piglionica discussing regarding the sketchbooks that J.M.W. Turner realised in 1805 during his stay in Isleworth. Explore the artist’s sketching technique and discover Turner’s view of the Thames.
Launched in 2018, in 2020 we will continue with a series of bitesize lunch-time lectures. Join us to delve deeper into Turner’s time at Sandycombe Lodge, hear behind-the-scenes accounts of our restoration project and find out about the hidden history of the building.
10 minute lunchtime talks take place once a month at 12.45. This is included in general admission to the property and the 1 pm tour of the property.
Turner and the Thames – 6th February
Walking with J.M.W. Turner and Sir Richard Long – 5th March
The Navy in the Age of Sail – Date TBC
What did J.M.W. Turner look like? – 7th May
Turner’s Freemason Friends: Soane, Scott, Ruskin & Beckford – 4th June
Turner and Italy – 2nd July
For more information and booking details, please email email@example.com or call us on 020 8892 5485
We are delighted that Bank of England have announced that the new £20 note featuring J.M.W. Turner and The Fighting Temeraire (1838) will be available from 20th February 2020!
For our press release please view here: Turner twenty pound note
We will be running Turner and £20 note related events which will be listed here in due course – stay tuned!