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David Shepherd

Landscape with Three Rhinoceros

Estimate:

10,000 to - 15,000 USD

David Shepherd

David Shepherd

Landscape with Three Rhinoceros

Landscape with Three Rhinoceros

Estimate:

10,000 to - 15,000 USD

Lot sold:

13,860

USD

David Shepherd

Canadian

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

The canvas is not lined. The paint surface is stable and in good condition with minor surface dirt in impasto paint at bottom center. Under UV light, no retouching visible.


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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.