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Raymond Sheppard (1913 - 1958):
Unmounted (ref: 6195)
Black and colored chalk on brown paper (missing left corner)
8 3/4 x 14 in. (22.2 x 35.5 cm)
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. His remarkable studies of birds and animals from life were mainly undertaken at Regent’s Park Zoo. On the strength of these 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.