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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Group of Cows c.1805-9

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 31 Recto:
Group of Cows circa 1805–9
Turner Bequest XCIX 27
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 115 x 190 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘27’ top right
Stamped in black ‘XCIX 27’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The only sketch of cattle or of any animals in this sketchbook, this must have been drawn at Cobham Hall, Kent, as a view of ruins at Cobham on folio 83 verso is inscribed ‘Cows’ (D06498; Turner Bequest XCIX 79a).

David Blayney Brown
March 2009

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Group of Cows c.1805–9 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2009, 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-r1130598, accessed 05 December 2021.