Studies of Goats. Probably Related to a Painting of the Prodigal Son

Studies of Goats. Probably Related to a Painting of the Prodigal Son

Studies of Goats. Probably Related to a Painting of the Prodigal Son
Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788)
Britain
Late 1780s
Black and white chalk on buff laid paper
Width 21 cm x height 17.5 cm
Museum no. Dyce 688

White chalk is often used to provide an image with highlights. Here it is used to define form.