Joseph Mallord William Turner

Studies of Cows

c.1793

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 213 x 274 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00712
Turner Bequest XXIX G

Catalogue entry

Finberg considered, perhaps rightly, that the sheet dates from about 1796; but the technique of the pencil study at top left, for instance, seems consistent with a date of about 1793. Like the other studies in this sequence (Tate D00367, D40243, D00397, D00398, D00710, D00713; Turner Bequest XXII N, XXIII T 1, W, X, XXIX E, H) it is concerned with the staffage of the topographical view.
Verso:
Blank

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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