Joseph Mallord William Turner Studies of Animals: The Head of a Donkey; the Hind Legs of a Horse or Pony; a Pig ?1793

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Artist
Title
Studies of Animals: The Head of a Donkey; the Hind Legs of a Horse or Pony; a Pig
Date ?1793
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 340 x 227 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00367
Turner Bequest XXII N
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Both the head of the donkey and the pig are drawn twice. The same pig is apparently the subject of studies on a sheet in a private collection; and compare the group of girl and pigs in the finished watercolour of Valle Crucis Abbey (Tate D00703; Turner Bequest XXVIII R).
Verso:
Blank; inscribed in a later hand ‘168’.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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