Joseph Mallord William Turner

Three Studies of Sheep and a Pack Donkey

1796

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 108 x 126 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00733
Turner Bequest XXX 4

Catalogue entry

John Ruskin’s verdict on the drawing of sheep on this leaf was: ‘Very fine.’1 It is executed in gouache, while the donkey is only faintly suggested in pencil.
1
Cook and Wedderburn 1904, p.272.
Verso:
Blank, prepared with a red-brown wash.

Andrew Wilton
May 2011

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