Cowherd by Winifred Turner

Terracotta sculpture signed 'Winifred Turner' on the back of the base.

Details

Medium:
Slipcast terracotta
Dimensions:
29.7 x 10 cm
Acquired in:
1989
Presented by:
Jessica Turner through The Art Fund

Part of a collection of 15 works donated to 6 public collections in the UK and Yale Centre for British Art in New Haven, USA. Alfred Turner was one of the most successful sculptors working in England in the first half of the 20th century, but by the late 1980s he had been almost completely forgotten, as has his daughter Winifred. His other daughter Jessica Turner has revived interest in the artists through the distribution of this gift from the artist's studio. The works were all exhibited at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford and catalogued by Nicholas Penny before distribution to the various museums.

Provenance

Miss Jessica Turner.

Venue details

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Chamberlain Square, BIRMINGHAM West Midlands B3 3DH 0121 303 1966 www.bmag.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass

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