Untitled (Cows), Norfolk by Richard Billingham

This photograph was created by Billingham as a result of an invitation to contribute work as a contemporary response to an exhibition at Norwich Castle entitled ‘A Period Eye’ which featured 19th century photographs from the collection at the Norwich City library.


Colour print
126.5 x 154.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,250 ( Total: £5,750)
Acquired in:
Anthony Reynolds Gallery

Billingham was inspired by photographs by PH Emerson in the library collection. He has spoken of the project: 'My initial idea was to photograph the big open spaces... a lot of the landscape is so flat and open and I had this idea that the sky and the land or the sea would all melt into one under the changing weather conditions, like a Turner.' This work was acquired with the support of the Art Fund with the assistance of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.


Anthony Reynolds Gallery.

Venue details

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery Castle Hill, NORWICH Norfolk NR1 3JU 01603 493625 www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £7.95)

2 Jan – 29 Jun, 1 Oct – 31 Dec
Mon – Sat, 10am – 4.30pm
Sun, 1 – 4.30pm

30 Jun – 30 Sept
Mon – Sat, 10am – 5pm
Sun, 1 – 5pm

Closed 1 Jan, 24 – 26 Dec

Share this article