Studies of the Legs of a Donkey for 'The Triumph of the Innocents'

Sketches of the forelegs of a donkey in movement; Hunt working out the pose he was to use for the donkey in 'The Triumph of the Innocents' (1876-8). Along with WA2007.6.86,87,90, probably dates from WHH's visit to south-west Palestine in March 1876. Remounted in album WA2007.6.


  • Title

    Studies of the Legs of a Donkey for 'The Triumph of the Innocents'

  • Artist/maker

    William Holman Hunt (1827 - 1910)
  • Associated place

    Europe (place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1876
  • Material and technique

    silverpoint on prepared paper

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    sheet 11.1 x 15.2 cm (height x width)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Purchased (Peter Brunt Bequest Fund) with the assistance of the Art Fund, and the MLA/V&A Purchase Grant Fund, 2006.

  • Museum location

    Western Art Print Room

  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.


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Further reading

Bronkhurst, Judith, William Holman Hunt: A Catalogue raisonne, II, 2 (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2006), P102, D309

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