Milking-time (1818) by Sir Edwin Landseer (1802-73). Source: “Studies and Sketches by Sir Edwin Landseer, R.A.” (1875): 130. “Lent by Frederick A. Millbank, Esq. M.P.” “‘Milking-time’ is executed with pen and ink; it was most probably done for one of the artist’s very earliest patrons, Mr. W. W. Simpson, whose initials appear on the hind-quarter of the animal. of the boy is as perfect as if photographed from the life; note The drawing of the animal is very true, and that the leg slightly turned in at the knee to keep the pail in a complete picture. a portion of it drawn with a lead-pencil, and sloping position towards the cow” (129-30).

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“Studies and Sketches by Sir Edwin Landseer, R.A.” Art-Journal (1875): 129-32. Hathi Trust version of a copy in the University of Michigan Library. Web. 24 March 2014

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