Work Detail

Yoked sheep,

An edition of 200 with 20 artist's proofs. Printed in 7 colours, signed and numbered by the artist in 1989 at Lowick House Print Workshop, Cumbria, UK on John Purcell 285gsm mould-made 100% rag paper. 

'Yoke' depicts two rams tethered together. This practice was carried out more commonly by farmers in the nineteenth century both to stop the tups from charging at each other and to regulate lambing.