Raymond Sheppard (1913 - 1958):
Self Portrait with the artist's daughter Christine, c.1950
Mounted (ref: 2111)
Black chalk with white highlights, on brown paper.
9 7/8 x 6 15/16 in. (25.2 x 17.6 cm.)
Litterature: Raymond Sheppard, Master Illustrator, Liss Fine Art, November 2010, Cat.28
Although best known as an illustrator, especially of magazines such as Lilliput, Picture Post and The Studio as well as of children’s books, Sheppard was one of the most gifted painters of wildlife of his generation. He was also an extremely diverse artist, producing semi-abstract and surrealist images alongside those of a purely realistic nature. Christine, the artist's daughter, served frequently as a model for her father. Two works by Sheppard in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum (Bethnall Green) include portraits of her.