J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Inscriptions by W.B. Cooke and Turner: Notes Concerning Projected Rhine Subjects 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 7 Verso:
Inscriptions by W.B. Cooke and Turner: Notes Concerning Projected Rhine Subjects 1819
D13764
Turner Bequest CLXIX 7a
Pencil on white wove paper, 87 x 119 mm
Inscribed by W.B. Cooke and Turner in pencil (see main catalogue entry)
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Inscriptions by W.B. Cooke and Turner: Notes Concerning Projected Rhine Subjects 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, September 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-inscriptions-by-wb-cooke-and-turner-notes-concerning-r1147487, accessed 25 January 2020.