- James Havard Thomas 1854–1921
- Object: 295 x 394 mm
- Purchased 1922
N03639 COW AND CALF 1897
Inscr. ‘I· Havard Thomas· Sc· Valle di Pompei ·MDCCCXCVII·’
Relief in white marble, 11 5/8×15 1/2 (29·5×39·5), framed in coloured marble, 15 1/8×18 5/8 (38·5×47·25).
Purchased from the Leicester Galleries (Grant-in-Aid) 1922.
Exh: Carfax & Co., November 1909 (11); Leicester Galleries, April–May 1922 (10), as of 1895.
Repr: Tate Gallery Illustrations, 1928, pl.129.
A drawing for this bas-relief was shown at the Carfax Gallery in 1909 (46) and again at the Memorial Exhibition, 1922 (71). The work was executed in 1897 at the Valle di Pompei, a small town situated a quarter of a mile from the ancient ruins of Pompeii, during the sculptor's stay in Italy 1889–1906.
A bronze bas-relief of ‘Cow and Calf’, dated 1894, was shown at the Beaux Arts Gallery, 1936 (24). This now belongs to Mrs Mary Baskcomb, the sculptor's daughter.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II