Woodcock Shooting on Otley Chevin Christmas Greetings Card
This greetings card features Woodcock Shooting on Otley Chevin by Joseph Mallord William Turner(1775-1851) with a seasonal greeting written inside.
The present picture, traditionally paired with P664, shows a view across Otley Chevin, a hill overlooking the town of Otley. A man with a gun is depicted on the left, aiming at a woodcock which flies across the centre of the composition. A second figure can be made out beneath the bird, hiding in the foliage of the hillside and holding a stick in the air. The sportsman is presumably William Pilkington. Turner frequently went shooting with the Fawkes family. The main subject of the painting is arguably the Yorkshire landscape. The composition is pre-empted by a drawing in a sketchbook from 1813 – in fact, this sketchbook is now known as the ‘Woodcock Shooting’ sketchbook, owing to its connection to the present picture.
Message inside reads 'Happy Christmas & Best Wishes for the New Year'
Dimensions: H11.5cm x W16cm
Printed in the UK
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Painting Details: Woodcock Shooting on Otley Chevin, Joseph Mallord William Turner(1775-1851), England, 1813.