Joseph Mallord William Turner

Group of Cows

c.1806–8

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 107 x 182 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06119
Turner Bequest XCVII 46 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. See note to folio 21 (D06092) for sketches of cattle in this sketchbook and their likely connection with Ploughing up Turnips near Slough (Tate N00486)1 exhibited at Turner’s Gallery in 1809.

David Blayney Brown
September 2008

1
Butlin and Joll 1984, p.66, no.89

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