Joseph Mallord William Turner

Two Cows

c.1806–8

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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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
D06174
Turner Bequest XCVII 89

Catalogue entry

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.
What Wilkinson describes as Ruskin’s ‘schoolmasterish comment in red ink’ refers to the markings on the hide of the cow on the left.
1
Butlin and Joll 1984, p.66 no.89 (pl.99).
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
September 2008

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