J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Cow; a Cow's Head c.1801

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 6 Recto:
A Cow; a Cow’s Head c.1801
Turner Bequest LXII 6
Pencil and watercolour on white laid paper, 117 x 184 mm
Partial watermark: emblem
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘6’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘LXII 6’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
For a general discussion of the cattle which form the exclusive subject of this sketchbook, see the Introduction.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Cow; a Cow’s Head c.1801 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-cow-a-cows-head-r1178332, accessed 19 June 2019.