- Not on view
- overall: 95 x 132 in. (241.3 x 335.3 cm)
- © 2007, Walton Ford
- Credit Line
- Gift of the American Art Forum and Nion T. McEvoy
- Mediums Description
- watercolor and gouache on paper
- Animal — cattle
- Object Number
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.