Joseph Mallord William Turner

Inscriptions by W.B. Cooke and Turner: Notes Concerning Projected Rhine Subjects


In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Graphite on paper
Support: 87 × 119 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CLXIX 7 a

Catalogue entry

The whole page is taken up with the following inscription:
our Work are out. If Mr | Skeutz [sic] should produce a work from | the above drawings which Mr A agrees | to stop the publishing of, then nothing to be | paid of the forty pounds. If Mr Ackermann | can have [‘an’ inserted above] additional 5 per cent | from Mr Murray [‘or the same as Murray’ inserted above] arrangements he will urge | the work. Mr A to be paid by numbers | of the work when published.
This passage began on the recto of the present leaf (D13763), in W.B. Cooke’s handwriting, and concludes in Turner’s on folio 8 recto opposite (D13765). The first four words here also seem to be in Cooke’s hand, concluding a sentence begun on the recto, under which the whole text is discussed.

Matthew Imms
September 2013

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