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Portrait of young girl, head and shoulders, late 1940's
Framed (ref: 3654)
Black and white chalk on blue paper
5 x 5 1/2 in. (12.7 x 14 cm)
Provenance: The Artist's daughter.
In a fine gilded oak frame with outer square section and broad gilded inner slip
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. Two works by Sheppard are in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum.