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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Three Studies of Sheep and a Pack Donkey 1796

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 5 Recto:
Three Studies of Sheep and a Pack Donkey 1796
D00733
Turner Bequest XXX 4
Pencil and gouache on blue laid paper prepared with red-brown wash, 108 x 126 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘4’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XXX 4’ bottom right
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

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Three Studies of Sheep and a Pack Donkey 1796 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2011, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-three-studies-of-sheep-and-a-pack-donkey-r1149685, accessed 25 May 2019.