Raymond Sheppard

Had Raymond Sheppard lived beyond his mid 40s his reputation as one of the foremost illustrators of his generation might have been secured ñ his premature death resulted in his name sinking into obscurity for half a century. Only his prolific career as an illustrator (nearly 100 childrenís books in the single decade following the end of WW2) has prevented his name from disappearing altogether and secured him a credible place in the standard reference works of the period. What has never been appreciated before is the remarkable diversity of Raymond Sheppardís oeuvre. Aside from his more familiar studies of wildlife his studio has revealed a series of remarkable portraits, thrilling boyís-own period illustrations, plein air seascapes, landscapes, views of the Thames and surreal compositions, which at times verge on abstraction

Works Featured in this catalogue

Raymond Sheppard
Mother attending to her two kittens, 1913-1958
£600.00
Raymond Sheppard
Monarch of the Glen, circa 1935
£1,250.00
Raymond Sheppard
Polar Bear, glancing right
£860.00
Raymond Sheppard
Study of a Tiger
£1,850.00
Raymond Sheppard
Sea Forms, circa 1950
£2,150.00
Raymond Sheppard
Leave it to Jones, 1956
£1,520.00