Turner’s House – Eels, Pies, Picnics and Banquets

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 Starts at 7:00 pm

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J.M.W. Turner’s modest retreat, Sandycombe Lodge, near Twickenham, placed him close to an excellent source of food, the river Thames. Turner, who loved fishing, made the most of this, and captured some of the elements in his paintings. The fare at Sandycombe was modest, but Turner also enjoyed the richness of Royal Academy dinners, and the generosity of his friends and patrons. In the company of friends and fellow-artists, enjoying food and drink, our sometimes reticent painter became the life and soul of the party.

Dr Matthew Morgan is part-time Museum Director of Turner’s House in Twickenham and is an Associate Lecturer at Birkbeck, University of London, from where he also received his PhD in Museum Studies. He has worked in the heritage sector for 10 years, including at the Royal Collection and the National Gallery. Prior to that he was a Director at Christie’s.

Catherine Parry-Wingfield is an art historian with a long career in teaching and lecturing, specialising in the visual arts of 18th and early 19th century Britain and Europe. She was a trustee of Turner’s House Trust from its inception in 2005, and chair from 2013 to 2019, during which time she was actively engaged as a member of the conservation project team, particularly with the presentation of the interior. She has written two booklets, J.M.W. Turner, R.A. – the artist and his house at Twickenham and J.M.W. Turner and the ‘Matchless Vale of Thames’ (available from Turner’s House) and an article for The London Gardener, 2012, The Grounds of Sandycombe Lodge, J.M.W. Turner’s Country Retreat at Twickenham.

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2022-10-26 19:00 2022-10-26 19:00 Europe/London Turner’s House – Eels, Pies, Picnics and Banquets A talk about the food and dinners that Turner was able to serve up at his Twickenham home. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2022/10/26/turners-house-eels-pies-picnics-and-banquets-302172 ,,,

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