Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Cow Drinking

c.1801

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 117 x 184 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D03721
Turner Bequest LXII 1

Catalogue entry

The title is Finberg’s;1 the drawing has become so faint as to be hardly legible. For a general discussion of the cattle which form the exclusive subject of this sketchbook, see the Introduction, and for Turner’s numbered label, see the technical notes there.
1
Finberg 1909, I, p.164.
Technical notes:
The page is stained and spotted, with smears of blue-green colour.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by the Executors of the Turner Bequest, Henry Scott Trimmer, Charles Turner, Charles Lock Eastlake and John Prescott Knight, in ink ‘No 220. | Ten leaves. containing | Cattle Ten Cattle some | in Colors – ∙ – | H S Trimmer | C Turner’ and in pencil ‘C.L.E.’ and ‘JPK’ top left.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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