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Drawing - Studies of goats
  • Studies of goats
    Thomas Gainsborough, born 1727 - died 1788
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Studies of goats

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    England (probably, drawn)

  • Date:

    late 1780s (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Thomas Gainsborough, born 1727 - died 1788 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    drawn in black chalk, heightened with white, on buff laid paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.688

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case TOPIC, shelf 2A

Physical description

Study of two goats, one of which is lying down by the ide of its standing companion; Very slightly executed, the former animal only partly drawn; Drawn in black chalk, heightened with white, on buff laid paper; This drawing is probably related to a painting of the Prodigal Son.

Place of Origin

England (probably, drawn)

Date

late 1780s (drawn)

Artist/maker

Thomas Gainsborough, born 1727 - died 1788 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

drawn in black chalk, heightened with white, on buff laid paper

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 in, Width: 8.9 in

Object history note

This drawing is probably related to a painting of the Prodigal Son.

Descriptive line

Gainsborough, Thomas (RA); Study of two goats; Very slightly executed; Drawn in black chalk, heightened with white, on buff laid paper; English School; Late 1780s.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.
Lambert, Susan. Drawing: Technique & Purpose. London: Victoria & Albert Museum, 1981. 9 p.

Materials

Laid paper; Black chalk

Techniques

Drawing (image-making)

Subjects depicted

Goats

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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