|'Fishermen at Sea', 1794. Thank you, Tate Britain.|
However, Turner's House is surprisingly modest, nestled unassumingly in the leafy suburbs of Twickenham. The house has been altered from it's original form somewhat due to renovations by later residents, so it currently stands as this;
In 1947 Professor Harold Livermore and his wife Anne acquired the property, apparently accepting it in a very derelict state (it had prior been used as a shadow factory for the World War II efforts) and made it their mission to salvage it's heritage and Turner's memory. In 2005 'The Turner House Trust' was set up enabling Professor Livermore's wishes for a secure future for the house on the event of his death.
Turner's sketchbook of designs for the house are cared for by Tate Britain and accessible online.
The project and assessment of this current module is to propose an event, idea or installation that engages public interest in Sandycombe lodge, as currently it is relatively bare and unvisited (due to limited funding, should this upset you donate here) which renders it unlimited in it's potential.
In regards to this, I was reading some information on Turner's father, William, who cared for the house while his son worked at The Royal Academy, and would occasionally walk the ten miles it took to see him lecture.
|'Old Dad' Turner|
|'View of Richmond Hill and Bridge' 1808. One of many Richmond based Turner works.|
|Very tempted to make archaic maps for the occasion.|