James Havard Thomas Cow and Calf 1897

Artwork details

Artist
James Havard Thomas 1854–1921
Title
Cow and Calf
Date 1897
Medium Marble
Dimensions Object: 295 x 394 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1922
Reference
N03639
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N03639 COW AND CALF 1897

Inscr. ‘I· Havard Thomas· Sc· Valle di Pompei ·MDCCCXCVII·’
Relief in white marble, 11 5/8×15 1/2 (29·5×39·5), framed in coloured marble, 15 1/8×18 5/8 (38·5×47·25).
Purchased from the Leicester Galleries (Grant-in-Aid) 1922.
Exh: Carfax & Co., November 1909 (11); Leicester Galleries, April–May 1922 (10), as of 1895.
Repr: Tate Gallery Illustrations, 1928, pl.129.

A drawing for this bas-relief was shown at the Carfax Gallery in 1909 (46) and again at the Memorial Exhibition, 1922 (71). The work was executed in 1897 at the Valle di Pompei, a small town situated a quarter of a mile from the ancient ruins of Pompeii, during the sculptor's stay in Italy 1889–1906.

A bronze bas-relief of ‘Cow and Calf’, dated 1894, was shown at the Beaux Arts Gallery, 1936 (24). This now belongs to Mrs Mary Baskcomb, the sculptor's daughter.

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

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