Artist Raymond Sheppard: Donkeys

Artist Raymond Sheppard (1913 - 1958): Donkeys


Raymond Sheppard (1913 - 1958):
Unmounted (ref: 3843)

Pastel on Canson Paper 

19 x 23 5/8 in. (48 x 60 cm)

See all works by Raymond Sheppard pastel farms/domestic animals Realism

Provenance: Christine Sheppard, the artist's daughter

Litterature: Raymond Sheppard, Master Illustrator, Liss Fine Art, November 2010, Cat.54

Sheppard  based most  of his drawings of animals observed at Regents Park Zoo.  On the strength of these - through which he gained a reputation as one of the finest artists in this field - he was made a Fellow of the Zoological Society in 1949. In the same year, he published ‘Drawing at the Zoo’, one of three collaborations made with The Studio magazine.

Sheppard’s output as a graphic artist was prodigious, but he is less well known today than he might be, partly on account of his early death, at the age of forty-five.