Rita M. Ling Galway Cow 1954

Artwork details

Artist
Rita M. Ling born 1922
Title
Galway Cow
Date 1954
Medium Limestone
Dimensions Object: 273 x 286 x 356 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1955
Reference
T00038
Not on display

Catalogue entry

T00038 GALWAY COW 1954
 
Not inscribed.
Green Kentish limestone, 10 3/4×11 1/4×14 (27·5×28·5×35·5).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1955.
Exh: R.A., 1955 (1373).
Repr: Royal Academy Illustrated, 1955, p.85.

Carved in 1954. The artist wrote (15 December 1955): ‘It was inspired by a journey through Galway and seeing the primitive looking black cows there lying in the mist and silhouetted against the hills and limestone rocks. I carved it when I arrived back in London longing for the peace and calm of the country I love, Eire.’

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I

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