TURNER (JOSEPH MALLORD WILLIAM) Autograph letter signed with initials to the line-engraver [William Bernard] Cooke, [c.1813]
Lot 151
TURNER (JOSEPH MALLORD WILLIAM) Autograph letter signed with initials to the line-engraver [William Bernard] Cooke, [c.1813]
Sold for £2,125 (US$ 3,638) inc. premium
Lot Details
TURNER (JOSEPH MALLORD WILLIAM)
Autograph letter signed with initials to the line-engraver [William Bernard] Cooke (1778-1855), giving him instructions for making changes to an image before sending it to the printer ('...If you reduce the rock on which the flag staff is placed a whole tint lighter and a portion of the ground above the sheep to correspond the whole will be much improved. The line of Cove is rather too straight bring it more thus [curved line]...') and asking to be excused from calling on him the following day since he must go to Blackheath, one page, 'Mr Cooke' on verso, folds where a packet with remains of wafer seal, oblong 8vo no place, [paper watermarked 1813]

Footnotes

  • INSTRUCTIONS TO A DRAUGHTSMAN. The drawing almost certainly was one of those Turner produced between 1811 and 1814 for Cooke's Picturesque Views of the Southern Coast of England. Instructions to draughtsmen in Turner's hand are unusual.
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