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One of a number of sketches of cattle in this sketchbook; see also folios 22, 46 verso, 47, 68 verso, 69 verso, 84 verso, 86 verso–89, 90 verso (D06093, D06119, D06120, D06146, D06148, D06167, D06171–D06174, D06176). These must have been drawn in meadows alongside the Thames, probably near Windsor and Eton and with various views of Windsor Castle, for example folio 2 (D06073) are probably connected with Turner’s preparations for his picture, Ploughing up Turnips near Slough (Tate N00486)1 exhibited at his Gallery in 1809.
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, p.66 no.89 (pl.99).