Thomas Fearnley (Fredrikshald 1802 - Munich 1842)
Head of a goose
oil on paper42 x 41 mm
Hofjägermeister Thomas Fearnley (only son of the artist) 1841-1927 Shipowner Thomas Fearnley (grandson of the artist), 1880 –1961 Private collection, Oslo, 1960’s - 2017
Taken from an album assembled by the artist's grandson, this study of the head of a goose is one of three studies that correspond closely to pencil sketches of geese drawn by the artist in a sketchbook dated 1829, held at the National Gallery of Norway.