Joseph Mallord William Turner

Cattle in a Stream, with Ruins on the Bank

c.1800

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Gouache, graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 553 x 760 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04161
Turner Bequest LXX J

Catalogue entry

For observations on Turner’s use of cows in compositions of this period see the Cows sketchbook (Tate; Turner Bequest LXII). The ruins have not been identified; they may be based on one or other of the abbeys along the River Tees in North Yorkshire, at Egglestone or Easby. See the 1797 North of England sketchbook (Tate D00931, D00934; Turner Bequest XXXIV 25, 28).
Verso:
Blank

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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