Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Herd of Cows, with Buildings Beyond

c.1823–4

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 162 x 98 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D17910
Turner Bequest CCV 43 a

Catalogue entry

With the page turned vertically, Turner has made an impromptu sketch of a herd of cows, perhaps near farm buildings in the Thames Valley, the likely setting for adjacent views. Compare the sheep at Richmond on folio 4 verso (D17841).

Matthew Imms
December 2014

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