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The Artist as Architect

It’s been a well-kept secret that Britain’s greatest landscape painter, J.M.W. Turner, designed his own house in Twickenham 200 years ago, as a country retreat for himself and his father. Turner’s House Trust is leading a fascinating project to restore the house to its original appearance, open it to visitors, display the Livermore Collection of Turner material, and set up a programme of activities and learning opportunities to involve people of all ages. We’re launching a bicentennial appeal to help us ‘return Turner to Twickenham’ and preserve this unique example of the artist working in three dimensions.