The European Art Sale

The European Art Sale

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David Shepherd

Landscape with Three Rhinoceros

Lot Closed

October 25, 03:54 PM GMT


10,000 - 15,000 USD

Lot Details


David Shepherd


1886 - 1986

Landscape with Three Rhinoceros

signed David Shepherd (lower right)

oil on canvas

canvas: 16 by 24 in.; 40.6 by 60.9 cm

framed: 25½ by 33½ in.; 64.7 by 85 cm

Petersen Galleries, Beverly Hills, California
Private collection, Rancho Santa Fe, California
David Shepherd was a British artist best known for striking scenes of elephants, tigers, and other animals observed and painted in Africa. In addition to his work as an artist, he was also one of the world's most outspoken conservationists and the founder of an eponymous foundation dedicated to the protection of wildlife, for which he was appointed a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 2008. This majestic group of three rhinoceros--one staring straight at the viewer--exemplifies the kinds of encounters in the wild that Shepherd actively sought out and strove to capture.