Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
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
A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.164 LXII 6 (as ‘Cows’ c.1801).
For a general discussion of the cattle which form the exclusive subject of this sketchbook, see the Introduction.
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.