16. Donkeys Grazing
24.5 x 34.5cm. Daler Board with new frame
This, the second of Ivor's two donkey studies, has the title, Donkeys in the New Forest, written by him, on its reverse side. While it is possible he painted a second version with the intention of making a gift of it, it seems more likely that he wished to continue his engagement with the subject after his completion of the first version. While there are subtle changes everywhere, particularly noticeable are the more deliberately defined cumulus clouds, and a concentration of sunlight in the gap between the trees in the centre background.