- Bequeathed by Major A C D Spencer to the Canterbury Society of Arts, 1931 and presented to the Gallery in 1932
- Oil on canvas
- 960 x 820 x 95mm
In this unattributed work a cow, possibly in late pregnancy, has found a cool shady spot for a quiet drink of water. Light enters steeply from above, raking across the cow’s left flank and making the tones of her black and white hide highlights in the otherwise neutral scene. Light also strikes the back of her ear and horn; casting shadows along the side of her head, it leaves her eyes in shadow and emphasises the artist’s interest in realism.
(Endless Light, 29 June 2019 – 8 March 2020)