Raymond Sheppard (1913 - 1958):
Unmounted (ref: 3843)
Pastel on Canson Paper
19 x 23 5/8 in. (48 x 60 cm)
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.