J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

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

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Studies of Animals: The Head of a Donkey; the Hind Legs of a Horse or Pony; a Pig ?1793
D00367
Turner Bequest XXII N
Pencil on white wove paper, 340 x 227 mm
Stamped in black ‘XXII N’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Studies of Animals: The Head of a Donkey; the Hind Legs of a Horse or Pony; a Pig ?1793 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-studies-of-animals-the-head-of-a-donkey-the-hind-legs-of-a-r1141160, accessed 21 September 2021.