LPA Photographers / Julian Calverley / Turner's House
LPA Photographer Julian Calverley was recently granted permission to carry out a personal project in Sandycombe Lodge, home to the late William Turner. Sandycombe Lodge was built in 1813 to the designs of England’s great landscape painter, J.M.W. Turner, where he worked away from the pressures of the London art world. Turner’s House Trust intends to restore Sandycombe Lodge and make it available for all as a living reminder of J.M.W. Turner’s life in Twickenham and its influence on his art; 2013 marked the bicentenary of this building, a three-dimensional work by an artist renowned in his time and celebrated internationally today.
As admirer of Turner's work, Julian was invited to photograph the house before the restoration was due to commence. These atmospheric images depict the run down house in a simple and honest light.
For more information on the history and restoration of Sandycombe Lodge, and the Turner’s House Trust, including donation links, go here. You can also find information, including drawings, on Butler & Hegarty’s web site, the project’s architects, here.
Images shown courtesy of Turner’s House Trust.