View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms
- Watercolour on paper
- Support: 197 x 280 mm
- Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
Cozens described his 'blot' technique as a way of making
Here Cozens has initially laid down a broad grey wash. He then used his imagination whilst looking at the outline shapes; these suggested animals to him, which he brought to life by drawing broad brush lines in black ink over the grey wash. Most of Cozens's 'blots' were turned into landscapes; animal drawings such as this are rare.
Gallery label, August 2004