Turner: The painter and his house at Twickenham

Date and time

Monday 9 January, 1–1.45pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre

Catherine Parry-Wingfield


Admission free

Completed by 1813, Sandycombe Lodge in Twickenham was designed by Turner as a country retreat where he could escape from the pressures of the London art world.

The beautiful river landscape that surrounded the house inspired some of Turner’s most famous works, including paintings now in the National Gallery.

Catherine Parry-Wingfield’s lecture will trace the history and setting of this small building and Turner’s life there, and will outline the restoration work now underway.

Catherine Parry-Wingfield is Chairman of Turner’s House Trust. Sandycombe Lodge will open to the public in the summer of 2017.

Lunchtime talks

Focus in on one painting with our talks in the Gallery, or explore wider themes in the collection at our in-depth theatre talks.

Image above: Detail from JMW Turner, Dido building Carthage, 1815