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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Group of Cows beside a Stream 1808

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 8 Recto:
Group of Cows beside a Stream 1808
Turner Bequest CV 91
Pencil on white wove paper, 108 x 185 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Listed by Finberg as one of a batch of ‘loose leaves appear[ing] to belong to this book’ this was rebound as folio 8. There are traces of gum on the back, suggesting that the leaf was laid down or mounted. However, Finberg does not record it as having been in any early exhibitions.
See note to folio 7 (D07126; Turner Bequest CV 90), which came from the same group, is drawn in a similar manner with hatching and shading, and also has gum on the back.

David Blayney Brown
June 2010

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Group of Cows beside a Stream 1808 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2010, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-group-of-cows-beside-a-stream-r1134508, accessed 02 June 2020.