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A drover waits for his cattle to quench their thirst. Boats, windmills and a church steeple illustrate this idyllic view across the River Trent. The painting brings together many scenic elements of the riverside rather than accurately depicting a single viewpoint.

When the painting was first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1861 the accompanying description stated that the cattle were painted by J. W. Bottomley (1816-1900). Bottomley was a sporting and animal painter thought to have painted cattle in a number of Thomas Creswick’s landscapes. This was not an unusual concept in the nineteenth century. Creswick often collaborated with artists such as William Powell Frith (1819-1909) and Thomas S ...
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Oil on canvas
114.2 x 182.8cm

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