Tur

  • Walton Ford, Tur, 2007, watercolor and gouache on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 2007, Walton Ford, Gift of the American Art Forum and Nion T. McEvoy, 2008.4A-C

Publication Label

Walton Ford's large-scale watercolors combine the meticulous detail of naturalist drawings with all the narrative drama of a great film. Tur depicts the aurochs, a prehistoric bull that gave rise to modern day bison and cattle. The Latin inscription at the top left of the painting reads: "The Polish call me tur, the Germans call me aurox, and the ignorant call me bison."

Smithsonian American Art Museum: Commemorative Guide. Nashville, TN: Beckon Books, 2015.

Title
Tur
Artist
Date
2007
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
overall: 95 x 132 in. (241.3 x 335.3 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the American Art Forum and Nion T. McEvoy

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor and gouache on paper
Classifications
Highlights
Keywords
  • Animal – cattle
Object Number
2008.4A-C
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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