Sir Joshua Reynolds and JMW Turner's Houses

Hounslow and District History Society's next talk

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Sir Joshua Reynolds and His House on Richmond Hill plus JMW Turner’s House (Sandycombe Lodge), Twickenham are the subjects of Hounslow and District History Society’s meeting at the United Reformed Church Hall, Chapel Road, Hounslow on Tuesday 25 November 2014 at the slightly earlier time of 7.45pm. The lecturer is Mrs Catherine Parry-Wingfield, Chairman of the Turner’s House Trust.
Mrs Parry-Wingfield will explain that Sir Joshua Reynolds, the great portrait painter of English society, had his house built on the brow of Richmond Hill to the designs of his fellow Royal Academician, William Chambers, in the early 1770s. The talk will show his circle and friends through his glamorous paintings of them.

The lecture will also cover Sandycombe Lodge which was designed c 1813 by J M W Turner (1775-1851) for his own use as a country retreat.  The influence of his friend and architect John Soane is clearly in evidence. The house is now owned by the Turner’s House Trust, of which Mrs Parry-Wingfield is the Chairman and which is fundraising to conserve this important building.
This illustrated talk by Mrs Parry-Wingfield will be fascinating, covering as it does two renowned local artists, opportunely with the new film on Turner. Everyone is welcome at £2.00 each for non-members.

November 17, 2014

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