Turner’s villa turns to crowdfunding to bolster restoration project

The Guardian | Maev Kennedy:

A casual chat in a queue at the post office led to years of back-breaking work for an art historian to prevent the house JMW Turner designed for himself as a modest country home from collapsing. Catherine Parry-Wingfield is chair of the trust that inherited Sandycombe Lodge in Twickenham, which she describes as “a three-dimensional work of art by one of the greatest masters”, from the man in the queue… Read more

Image: Sandycombe Lodge was designed by Turner as a country retreat for himself and his father. Photograph: Martin Godwin for the Guardian