James Havard Thomas

Cow and Calf

1897

Medium
Marble
Dimensions
Object: 295 x 394 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1922
Reference
N03639

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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