W. J. Ferguson

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W. J. Ferguson
active 1849-1886
Turfy Mountains, Where Live Nibbling Sheep, and Flat Meads Thatch'd With Clover Them to Keep
1854
Watercolor touched with white, on paper.
5 x 7 3/16 inches (128 x 183 mm); mounted on sheet: 14 x 10 1/16 inches (355 x 255 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
1986.2104:10
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From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
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Title and attribution from accompanying cover sheet.
Drawing illustrates a passage from Act 4, Scene 1 of Shakespeare's "The tempest".
Forms part of the portfolio of 11 drawings entitled, "Shreds from Shakespeare Illustrated by Members of the Crayon Club", dated 1854 (see 1986.2104).

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Drawing shows a willow-lined stream making its way through a meadow, with sheep grazing in the background.

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Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915-1986, former owner.

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